The Vieux Fort Rising Again campaign has announced the postponement of Easter Monday’s planned Vieux Fort Family Fun and Sports activity, after a fresh wave of deadly gun violence.
“After extensive consultation with supporters, volunteers, and partners, the Vieux Fort Rising Again campaign has taken the decision to postpone Monday’s event,” a statement from the organisers said.
“This decision is also out of respect to those who lost their lives during shootings on Saturday evening. Ms. Tyra Joseph was making big plans to be a vendor during the Easter Monday, Vieux Fort Family Fun and Sports Day,” the statement said regarding one of the victims.
Saturday night’s deadly gun violence claimed the lives of three people in the community.
A man was shot dead at Cedar Heights.
And shortly afterward, Tyra Joseph and her two-year-old grandson identified as Kentrell Joseph were shot dead in the Mang.
The Vieux Fort Family Fun Day organizers said they would communicate further updates where feasible, and declared that ‘Vieux Fort will rise again.’
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