South Memphis residents pray, walk for peace after 3 shot at vigil

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The day after a deadly shooting happened during a vigil honoring a teenager mother, people in South Memphis came together Tuesday night at a prayer walk in hopes of stopping violence in their community.

In a Facebook Live video, Rakesha Curry, 21, thanked her followers who showed her love shortly after her return home Tuesday from the hospital.

Police said she was one of three people shot at a vigil for Myneishia Johnson Monday night when several men drove by and opened fire.

On the Facebook Live, she talks about that scare.

"I got shot Perry. I got shot in my face," Curry said.

Curry's Facebook Live video has been seen more than 1,000 times.

"We're grateful because they were no deaths and it could have been a lot worse," said a pastor at the prayer walk.

The group ended up at Danny Thomas Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue, at the place of Myneishia's vigil, to pray and sing.

"I hope this prayer can bring change and those victims can be recognized," Earl Wilson, friend of Myneishia Johnson, said.

Tears fell down Myneisha's mother's face as she remembered her daughter and prayed for police to make an arrest.

"Shugnug even though they ruined it yesterday, it's still OK," Teri Johnson, Myneishia's mother, said.

Johnson said Myneishia's now 2-year-old son had a chance to light a candle Monday night in his mother's honor.

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