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Church to host benefit concert for shooting victim

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It's been more than a month since Lakim Faust went on a shooting spree in the streets of Greenville, and while his four victims are finally out of the hospital, it's clear their journey to recovery is far from over.

Pastor Bobby Williams of St. Paul Church cringed the day Faust went on a shooting rampage near the Greenville Wal-mart parking lot---that's where William's brother, Terry, dodged a bullet.

"They had just pulled up, so they hadn't gotten out of the car, if he had been out of the vehicle he might have been one of those shot." Willams said.

Unfortunately four others weren't as lucky.  Among them, 64-year-old Timothy Edwards. He's an insurance adjuster for Geico who Faust shot right outside the Kellum Law Firm on Greenville Boulevard.

"When you hear about these things that happen far away in other cities and states and when it is our own town it hits close to home and it really scares you." Stephanie Marshburn said. 

After weeks of treatment in the hospital, Edwards was the last victim to be released. He arrived home Wednesday afternoon.

"It's totally god's hands working in their lives. It's nothing to say that it could of ended much worse." Marshburn added.

Next Saturday, August 10th, Williams' church is holding a benefit concert in Edwards' name.  Along with speakers and music, the congregation will host a spaghetti dinner. Proceeds of the concert will help pay for Edward's medical bills.

Williams says it's the least they can do, for someone who's endured so much. "We're here for you. It was an assault on the community and it's time for the community to step up."

The dinner will start at 4:30 p.m at the Saint Paul Church on East 10th Street. Dinner is just $6. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

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