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Aug 12, 2016

High School Student is Shot on Neal Pen Road

Isaias Sanchez

Prior to the murder of Jason Young, there was a shooting in the city. Around nine-forty on Thursday night, seventeen year old Cameron Moreira, a student of Maud Williams High School, was standing outside his residence on Neal Pen Road when gunman came up and fired two shots in his direction. Moreira was injured to the left leg and taken to the K.H.M.H. where he was treated and discharged. According to police, investigations reveal that Moriera was not the intended target, but that the gunman was looking for a relative who resides at Moriera’s address.


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez, Head of CIB, Precinct 1, Eastern Division South

“Cameron Moreira is no associate of any criminal activity. He is a student and the motive is unknown. Definitely I can say that it was a mistaken person that was shot at and unfortunately Cameron was the victim. Unfortunately the place was isolated at the time and nine-forty p.m. is a time that we have least amount of people on the streets; traffic was minimal and there was no positive identification at this time. But that doesn’t eliminate the fact that the investigators are still working on it. We have certain information about the incident, about the shooter who might assist at some level of the investigation.”


Chester Williams

ACP Chester Williams, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“I know Mister Sanchez says that there is no motive, but from what we are gathering, we have a basic idea who the shooter is. And the investigation so far is revealing that it is over a woman, it is a woman issue. And again, it is a situation that we will continue to monitor because the young man who got shot was not the intended target. So we still need to bring in the person who was the intended target. And as much as we do not have enough to arrest and charge the suspected gunman, we want to bring him in as well and see how we can intervene between them to prevent any further occurrence of such type of incidents in that area.”



“Sir can you say if the intended target is of any relation to the victim?”


ACP Chester Williams

“Yes and he lives at the same house where the incident took place.”

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