Gulfport leaders holding forum after deadly New Year’s Eve shooting

The Gaston Point community is calling a ‘saving our community’ forum.

The Gulfport NAACP is creating a space to discuss the next steps in moving a community forward after the deadly New Year’s Eve party that left four people dead and others injured.

Gulfport Police Chief Chris Ryle, Councilman Kenneth ‘Truck’ Casey, and other community leaders are setting up a panel at Gaston Point Community Center tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

The community is encouraged to attend, voice their solutions, and heal from recent gun violence. Forum Facilitator Theressia Lyons said, “We’re all in this together. We all want to help. It’s not something that’s unique to Gaston Point community. As community leaders, we need to come together and give people a voice and let them know that we hear you. We’re here for you. Is there anything that we can do to help facilitate any programs that we can do to make your lives easier?”

The Gulfport NAACP will also be streaming live from their Facebook page tomorrow and taking questions in the comment section for those who are unable to attend in-person.

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