Family and friends remember man and daughter killed in LaPlace

LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - Clergy, family, even the sheriff were in LaPlace to remember a father and daughter killed earlier this week.

You don't often see the sheriff or his deputies at a vigil, but the St. John Parish sheriff says it's also not often he's involved in the homicide of a four-year-old child.

Cameron Mack and his little girl Cali were gunned down here, right in front of their home as they returned from the grocery store.

Investigators say the suspect or suspects came from around the corner and opened fire before taking off behind the four-plex.

They say just days before, someone threatened Mack with a handgun while he walked with his two daughters.

That person is in custody, though it's unclear as to whether he's involved in Mack's murder.

Sheriff Mike Tregre gathered with clergy, family, friends and members of the community, tonight, to offer support and to encourage those who might know more about the crime to come forward.

"Try to give somebody the strength or the courage, let them know they can talk to us and help us get justice for this little girl and her dad," Tregre said.

Tregre is disheartened by this senseless act of violence, he says there has been a decrease in crime in this area, thanks to a partnership with housing and cameras.