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Sep 18, 2013

A minor is shot in San Pedro

San Pedro police are tonight investigating a shooting incident in which two people were injured shortly before midday.  Reports are that two men were involved in an altercation in the vicinity of the airstrip at about eleven-thirty when one of them produced a firearm.  During the struggle, several shots were fired hitting a primary school student and another person.  The minor, who was caught in the right thigh, ran home despite being injured.  We are told that another person was also grazed during the incident.  The student was subsequently transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic for medical attention.  News Five spoke via phone with the aunt of the little boy.  She recounts the incident.

 

Via Phone: Gloria Encalada, Aunt of Shooting Victim

“It was about eleven-forty-five this morning and my nephew was at the corner of Tropic Air waiting for his uncle to pick him up take him home and bring him back to school. So he saw these two men fighting right in front of the doorway of Tropic Air. And they were fighting and fighting and one of them took out a gun. So when he took out the gun, the other man tried to take it off his hand. So he tried to swirl the gun around; it went off. It hit the man that he was fighting with on his arm and then it hit the other child. When my nephew saw that, he started to run, but he still got shot in the leg. He was not rushed to the hospital. He went home and his mother took him to the polyclinic because there wasn’t anybody there. So when his mother took him to the polyclinic then everybody rushed there and we were there and the nurses tend to him right away. They did an x-ray on him and it shows that he does have the bullet in his leg. So the doctor at the polyclinic said that he could live with the bullet inside his leg; it is no problem…he is going to outgrow it. But you know as a parent and as a mother and as an aunt, we want a second opinion. So this evening, we came to a private doctor and tomorrow he’s gonna do surgery to remove the bullet.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Do you know what’s the status of the police investigation into this shooting?”

 

Via Phone: Gloria Encalada

“Honestly, they are still looking for the gunman. They did apprehend the other man and apparently he started that the gunman has been trying to kill him since yesterday and yesterday the gunman went to his house with a machete and chopped his back.”

 

One man has since been detained pending questioning for his role in today’s shooting.

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