An Academy Award-winning actor is among those calling for an raze to violence in a southwest Mississippi city.
Larry Hooper, predominant of the ninth grade school in the Natchez-Adams school district, says Jamie Foxx made the 17-second video after talking to the mom of an 18-twelve months-extinct shooting sufferer.
The Natchez Democrat reviews that Foxx says it be his “staunch hope that we discontinue the killing in Natchez, Mississippi.”
Adams County and Natchez maintain viewed no longer lower than thirteen slayings this twelve months, up from five in 2017. Police blame killings on a cycle of retaliatory violence.
Foxx won a handiest actor award for portraying Ray Charles in the 2004 film, “Ray.”
Hooper says he became pals with Foxx after Hooper and his daughter won a day out to Los Angeles and met Foxx.