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Oct 16, 2017

Kirkland Dawson Shot Following Misunderstanding

Kirkland Dawson

But thirty-one-year-old Kirkland Dawson is tonight at home recovering from a gunshot wound to the thigh. The electrician of Euphrates Avenue was socializing with friends and family inside an open lot adjacent to his mother’s house on Curassow Street when a gunman appeared from across the North Creek Bridge and fired multiple shots at the group. Dawson was the only one to be injured, but it is believed that his brother Tyrone, who was among the group, was the intended target. News Five understands that a misunderstanding may have led to the shooting. Today, bullet holes can be seen on the nearby fence and a vehicle parked in the yard. Dawson’s mother says she was inside the house when the shooting occurred.


Voice of: Mother of Shooting Victim

“I deh inside and all I hear dah gunshots over yonder. And when I look he run behind yah and he gone under the house mi di lay down. And they say when the bwai fire all the shots and ih gone, then he come out with ih pants off and di show me that ih leg got ih shot.”


Duane Moody

“So he got shot once in the thigh?”


Voice of: Mother

“Yeah one shot right ina ih leg.”


Duane Moody

“So what were they all doing out here?”


Voice of: Mother

“Well the police dehn come and they hold him over there. Ih come out and gone over there and the police put ahn on the ground and ask ahn if it hurt. And then ih get up and gone with ih bredda; ih bredda ker ahn dah hospital.”


Duane Moody

“Now this gunman…you said that one of your relatives said that the gunman was just standing over there and fired shots?”


Voice of: Mother

“Yes, she said that…she was dealing with the fire over there and it catch ih sister car. And my daughter di bawl out fi di next one, weh dah mi di target, Tyrone. Bawl out Tyrone, Tyrone; he never get hit. He went behind here and he come out afterwards. And the gunman put in ih gun and gone. It frightening and we shut the door cause we fraid the bullet come inside. But it didn’t. They shot over there and the two car mi di deh and they fire shot after them.”


Duane Moody

“So it was a celebration happening, a party or something?”


Voice of: Mother

“No…it wasn’t a celebration. My son, the one weh the bwai target dah mi other son, weh ih say ih want to hurt. He mi di fix ih cousin car over there and then he just come and fire di shot.”

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