The words echoed through a community Wednesday night amid candlelight with hopes the sentiment would spread like wildfire through a city riddled with recent shooting events.
“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.”
The Saturday shooting death of Andre Logue was all too apparent as those gathered at Market Street Community left scratching their heads as to why this senseless violence happened in the first place.
Meanwhile, two murder suspects remain without capture.
To make matters even more frightful for a community left in both fear and grief, less than an hour before the “Stop the Violence” candlelight vigil started Wednesday evening, even more gunshots rang out just a few miles away from where hundreds would congregate to stand up for peace.
And though they have not stood trial for their alleged crimes, three men are now in custody suspected of this second round of shootings in less than a week.
And there’s no doubt Lebanon officers and investigators will work tirelessly until Logue’s killer or killers are behind bars as well.
We should all rest easier knowing these brave men and women protect us each day.
Andre Logue was a good man and hard worker who loved his family and friends and community. He was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. He became a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This incident didn’t have to happen, and we pray we never have to live through such a tragedy again.