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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 A reward for information about last month's drive-by double murder in Albany could soon be increased to five thousand dollars.

Right now, two thousand dollars is being offered to help catch and convict whoever killed two 20 year old men investigators say were Blood gang members. Police say they're confident they'll bring the killers to justice.

About 30 people gathered at the Gethesemane Worship Center to pray about gang violence in Albany. Police Chief John Proctor assured them Investigators are still working to find the killers of 20 year old William Davis Junior and Desmond Williams, who prosecutors say were both Blood Gang members.

 "We have some persons of interest that we are actively looking at. We're still working on the case. We've got some very good information, and until we can tie it all together I still like to call them persons of interest. But I am very confident that we will solve these homicides," Proctor said.

Stop the Violence organizers say the murders and their prayer vigil after them have increased community involvement. Now they are organizing their second annual citywide march for April 27th, to send a message.

Stop The Violence Co-Chair Bishop Victor Powell said, "Let's stop the black on black crime. Let's stop the violence that's happening in our community. Let's not go rob a businessman's store. Let's start preserving life and valuing life in our community. And we are starting to see that happen."

 Meanwhile Albany law enforcement say they have talked with gang leaders since the murders. "They have an understanding that we are watching them. Monitoring them. Everything that can be done and will be done to both solve this case. And they should realize that if they violate the law, they are going to be arrested," Proctor said.

Albany Police still want information on the murders, and that reward could soon be increasing to five thousand dollars. The second annual Stop the Violence March is scheduled for 9 AM April 27th, gathering at the Courthouse.

People concerned about violent crime in Albany are urged to take part and send a message to gangs and crooks. Police say they know someone has the information they need to make arrests in the drive by murders, and urge them to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436 -TIPS.

You can stay anonymous and still receive the reward.

 

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