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Mar 13, 2015

Gunplay in Ladyville Leaves Resident Critical

A resident of Vista Del Mar, Ladyville is tonight at the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition following an attempted murder in the village just before ten on Thursday night. Three bullets unleashed by a duo hit Kenroy Arnold, who was hanging out with friends. While the motive for the shooting remains unknown, Arnold has had many run-ins with the law. Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Twenty-nine year old Kenroy Arnold was socializing with friends in a yard on Woodpecker Street in Ladyville when a vehicle with two men drove up; one got out with a gun and fired several shots at the gathering. Arnold was shot three times…to twice to the back and once to his right hand. The incident occurred around nine-thirty p.m. on Thursday.

 

Insp. Frederick Gordon, Rural Executive Officer, Police Department

“Sometime about nine-thirty last night, Ladyville police received information of a shooting at the corner of Woodpecker Street and Perez Road. The police proceeded to the area whereby the person was transported to the B.D.F. clinic where we learned his name to be Kenroy Arnold. Police visited the area and he was observed with gunshot wounds to the back—three different wounds: one to the upper back, the lower back and the right arm.”

 

From the B.D.F. Hospital, Arnold was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

 

Voice of: Sister of Shooting Victim

“I get to understand that a white car parked dah wah lane and wah guy run out and just run dah the yard and start to shot up and end up di ketch my bredda.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So when yo say run ina the yard and fired several shots, were there other people in the yard and more or less how many?”

 

Voice of: Sister of Shooting Victim

“There were several people there, yes…lotta ah people always deh deh di hang out; dah wah hang out spot.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you believe your brother was the intended target; that the bullets were meant for him since there were other people there?”

 

Voice of: Sister of Shooting Victim

“I noh really want say that right now. I noh really know weh di happen, but he just happen to be the one weh get shot.”

 

The family believes that Arnold was not the intended target and police say the motive behind the shooting has still not been ascertain. The suspected vehicle and several persons, however, are currently in police custody.

 

Insp. Frederick Gordon

“We noh have no motive. We are looking into a motive at this time, but we don’t have no motive at this time.”

 

Duane Moody

“Is Mister Arnold known to the police to be involved in any criminal activity or the member of a gang?”

 

Frederick Gordon

Insp. Frederick Gordon

“He is known to the police, but we could not confirm with respect to any gang, but he is a fellow known to the police.”

 

Duane Moody

“What could have triggered this shooting? We understand that it was two persons in a vehicle who came up on him and fired the shots.”

 

Insp. Frederick Gordon

“Yes we received that information and we are looking into that and we believe that we have the suspected vehicle in custody at this time.”

 

Duane Moody

“Has anyone been detained?”

 

Insp. Frederick Gordon

“Yes, we have several people detained at this time for questioning in respect of the shooting.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

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