It wasn’t long after Pastor Lillie Mae Powell of Danville’s God Power Church of Christ delivered her Thanksgiving Day sermon -- a message, she says, of how “we’ve got to show love” -- that the shooting started.
The Macon Telegraph reports it was going on 1:30 Thursday afternoon and her congregation had just raised $25 for a neighborhood woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Powell was about to march down First Street and present the offering.
Then ... gunshots.
“It was worser than the Wild West,” a woman in her 50s who lives up the street recalled Friday. “Sounded like bombs going off.”