Group organizing ‘Stop the Killing’ rally after pizza delivery driver’s murder
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The search for a killer continues after a man was gunned down on the sidewalk in the Algonquin neighborhood.
Officers were called to S. 12th Street around 9:15 p.m. Saturday.
The victim, identified as 26-year-old Corey Ross, was found dead on the sidewalk.
Police say Ross was a delivery driver and that he was taking pizza to a friend who lives at the Parkway Place housing complex.
Ross' family says it's one of two jobs he worked, and that he leaves behind two young kids.
While a motive still isn't clear, neighbors say they often hear gunshots outside their homes.
"They say that that's normal, so we want to change what normal is," said Minister Jerald Muhammad, with the group Brothers Helping Brothers.
Muhammad says there will be a "Stop the Killing" community action meeting Tuesday at the Louisville Urban League.
"We're gonna institute a conflict resolution, 'squash the beef' hotline," Muhammad said. "People would call us because they've got an issue with somebody else and before they go pick up the gun, they will call us and we will sit down and mediate."
Muhammad says the program requires people in the community to step up, and says it's worked in other cities and saved lives.
"We need people in the 'hood,' in the streets, that want to see their community turned around ... so this is something different we've never tried before." Muhammad said.
Louisville has seen just over 70 homicides so far this year.
That number is much higher than last year's total of 55.
"We're not gonna save the world. We're not under any illusion, but those one or two that want a way out, we would like to be a door and facilitate," Muhammad said.
The community meeting started at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Louisville Urban League.
Meanwhile, police say they have no suspects in Ross' death.
If you have any information about the shooting, you're asked to call 574-LMPD.
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