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Apr 20, 2015

14 year old Girl Shot While Gunmen Pursue Target on Police Street

Hilberto Romero

By Saturday, night, two other persons including a fourteen year old girl would be shot and taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Just after ten p.m., two gunmen approached a house on Police Street in the Lake Independence area and opened fire. His target, believed to be thirty-four-year old Levar Taylor, was hit to the left shoulder and survived the ordeal; but caught in the path of the bullets was fourteen year old Tara Centino. She was shot to the leg.  The gunmen then fled off on a motorcycle. Luckily, both were rushed to the hospital within minutes and are now admitted in a stable condition. Police say that they have no motive at this time for the shooting.

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero, Head, CIB, Eastern Division

“We had another shooting where one Levar Taylor and Tara Centino both received gunshot wounds on Police Street. Levar Taylor was shot on his shoulder and Tara Centino was shot on her right leg. All persons remain in stable condition. Again this happened on Police Street. The information we gathered is that someone just came and opened fire. We have no motive at this time; our investigators are working on that, but she was along or in the path of where the other person was and she received that gunshot injury.”

 

Reporter

“But she is not in any way related to the male?”

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“No she is not related.”

 

The fifth shooting occurred on Cemetery Road on Sunday morning. Just before six a.m., forty-one-year old Kent Cole, a resident of Central American Boulevard was walking when he was shot to the right upper arm. According to Cole, a stranger in a green Mazda SUV approached him and fired shots in his direction. Police investigations continue.

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1 Response for “14 year old Girl Shot While Gunmen Pursue Target on Police Street”

  1. bebo says:

    Maybe they need the police to start acting like the ones in the states shoot first ask question later.

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