June 19, 2015
Petit Bordel man baffled as to why he was shot

Two men were shot hours apart in Petit Bordel last weekend in separate circumstances and while one refuses to talk to the media, Julius ‘Acid’ Pierre, the other man wounded, said that he is bewildered as to why someone would want to hurt him.

Pierre, a farmer from {{more}}Petit Bordel was rushed to the Chateaubelair Health Centre sometime after 11 p.m. Sunday night, after a masked assailant dressed in all black “from head to toe” and wearing a hooded shirt shot him with what Pierre believes was a shotgun.

After he was taken to the Chateaubelair Health Centre, Pierre was transferred to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) where he has since undergone surgery to remove what he says are shotgun pellets from his body.

“I was standing across the road talking to some people and I just get shoot just so. I feel is mistaken identity, because I don’t trouble people. Years now I never get in a fight or even trouble with the police,” said the irate man.

Pierre was standing on a mound of dirt where a small goal soccer competition was taking place at the Petit Bordel Secondary School. Pierre’s girlfriend Asunde Matthews, who was standing with him, ran away from the scene, but saw the gunman coming in her direction, panicked, fell and dislocated her shoulder.

She said that the masked man struck fear in her heart, although his attention was not focused on her.

“He came real close to Acid. I saw him, pure black and when he shoot I run,” said Matthews on Tuesday, from Pierre’s bedside at the Male Surgical ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH).

The other man shot with the same time frame as Pierre, 25-year-old Okino Edwards, also known as Jokey, was shot in the wee hours of Monday morning. He is currently housed at the Male Surgical ward of the MCMH, but refused to be interviewed by the SEARCHLIGHT.

An eyewitness told SEARCHLIGHT that Edwards was at the football game where Pierre was shot, but got into a fight before the shooting occurred, following which, he disappeared.

A usually reliable source told SEARCHLIGHT that after the fight, while making his way home, Edwards was abducted and taken to the Petit Bordel beach, where he was tied to a sack of sand and threatened that he would be sunk, if he didn’t give his abductors certain information.

He was subsequently shot and released.

The source also said that Edwards may have been shot because his information did not satisfy his abductors.

Following a tip, police apprehended Edwards at his mother’s home, nursing the gunshot wound on one of his legs, just below the knee. He had not sought medical help, nor had he reported the shooting to the police.

He is believed to have been shot in the wee hours of yesterday morning.

Edwards had been hiding from the police all last week, after his sister reported that he had allegedly beaten her up.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating.