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Jun 25, 2018

1 Man Detained for Shooting in Camalote Village

A farmhand is lucky to have escaped grave injury after being shot in the chest on Sunday in Camalote Village.  Jose Gonzalez had been working on a property belonging to the deceased Russell Hyde Senior when he was shot once to the right upper chest.  According to the shooting victim, he and a friend of his were returning from an area known as Buena Vista and on their way back, stopped at the farm.  While there Gonzalez’s friend and the alleged shooter began drinking and an argument involving the trio ensued.  It was during that scuffle that a firearm was produced and discharged in his direction, causing the injury to his upper body.  While an investigation has been launched into the incident, police have since detained one person in connection with the shooting.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crime Investigation Branch

“On yesterday’s date, Sunday, June twenty-fourth, police responded to an information at the Western Regional Hospital where they observed Jose Gonzalez with an apparent gunshot wound to the right upper chest.  Initial police investigation revealed that Gonzalez was at a farm owned by one Russell Hyde when he received the said injuries.  Police are conducting an investigation into this matter and so far one person is detained in connection with this investigation.”


Voice of: Jose Gonzalez, Shooting Victim

“Yesterday I mi deh da, me and my friend gaan out da Buena Vista and we mi di cohn from yanda eena di evening and when we cohn, dehn mi di tek wahn lee drink up deh but whole ah dis week we di work with di guy weh shoot me right.  Whole ah dis week I mi di work because I usually already mi di work with fu he ol’ bwai from before, maybe like ten years aback, I know di man and thing and I noh know why he actually, why he grab di gun and shoot me, yo undastand, because he coulda mi fix da problem eena wahn good way.”


Jose Gonzalez

Andrea Polanco

“Weh kinda argument unu had, was there an argument, a quarrel about something?”


Voice of: Jose Gonzalez

“Da seca wahn next guy, one ah fu he friend weh work with ahn, but then actually I think da guy deh, I noh know weh kinda problems he got because I know he long time too from way back and he like do ih lee things and think ih wahn get weh.  I think dehn haftu do something bout that because he di run right now and he da di one weh cause di problem, yoh undastand, fu mek di next one shoot me because he sih wih mi di got wahn argument and actually we me tek wahn lee fight too wid ahn and that’s why he get eena it fu try save ahn and then I di come out, I di come outta di gate and dehn still, dehn still di argue with me and thing and he grab di gun and shoot aata me.  I noh know why he do dat, yo undastand.”

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