Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin believes prayer, coupled with community block walks, can help reduce violent crime in Louisville.
He pushed the importance of both during an event organized by his office Thursday at Western Middle School in Russell — a neighborhood that’s accounted for more shootings than any other this year.
“We’ve seen throughout history, biblical history and world history, the power of prayer,” he said.
The event came in response to a fatal shooting earlier this month, in which a 7-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet while he sat inside his home.