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Feb 6, 2017

Shooting and Robbery Victim Tells Story to News Five

There were two shootings in the Old Capital which has seen a spike in gun-violence since the start of 2017. On Saturday, a man was robbed and shot in the city off Jasmine Street in Saint Martin De Porres. Sometime before midday, thirty-year-old Jovanie Sutherland was working with a co-worker when two men approached him. One of the men took out a gun and pointed it at Sutherland demanding his gold chain, valued at one thousand eight hundred dollars. Fearing for his life, Sutherland handed over the chain, but not before the gun-man shot him in the thigh and made good their escape. Today, Sutherland recounted the frightening ordeal to our reporter Duane Moody.

 

Jovanie Sutherland, Shooting Victim

“Saturday morning I mi di work and finish up wah job and two guys run up on me. I never see them come out from anywhere, but they run up on me and demand mi chain and basically just shoot me; get the chain and gone, fled.”

 

Duane Moody

“Did you fight them back?”

 

Jovanie Sutherland

“No, I neva fight or resist or nothing. Just get it and they gone.”

 

Duane Moody

“Now talk to us about the line of work that you do and the fact that does this put fear in you now given the fact that you are always working in different areas of the city?”

 

Jovanie Sutherland

“Well yeah we go through all kinds of hole and thing but that wouldn’t deter me from do what I do. I provide a service to the city and I wah do that until I can’t do it no more. So that won’t change the fact from the service that I provide.”

 

Duane Moody

“So what now? You just can’t work for a couple days?”

 

Jovanie Sutherland

“Yeah I out for right now, but as soon as I could, I’ll wah deh out there again.”

 

Duane Moody

“What kind of security measures are you guys going to put in place given that something like this happened?”

 

Jovanie Sutherland

“We noh really talk bout this like that yet, but we just gotta be more aware of our surroundings and I work out there with somebody else and we just have to got each other back out there. You never know who dah who.”

 

Duane Moody

“That day you were by yourself though?”

 

Jovanie Sutherland

“No it was me and the other guy. But he was like on the other side of the truck, so he couldn’t do anything.”

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