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Apr 7, 2021

Bullet grazes teenager in Roaring Creek

Nelson Nunez Jr.

A teenager was injured in the third shooting that happened over three days in Roaring Creek Village. The victim, fortunately, survived the ordeal and is now recovering. Today, News Five spoke with the teen’s mom about the incident:


Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Eighteen-year-old Nelson Nunez Junior was riding his bike in the Hattieville area of Roaring Creek Village when he came under gunfire. Reports are that a man got out of a vehicle and fired shots at Nunez. Kimberly Nunez says she heard the gunshots ring out around nine on Tuesday night:


Voice of: Kimberly Nunez , Mother of Shooting Victim

“My son went to visit some friends and about nine o’clock – I was home in my bed – and I heard the gunshots. I said, in my mind, again, and after that a call came in.”


Nunez says that’s when she found out that her son was the victim of those gunshots. Luckily, the teenager narrowly escaped with a graze to his neck and is now at home recovering:


Voice of: Kimberly Nunez

“He said Ms. Kim, dah JR they shoot up after. After that I just break down. She called back and she said Ms Kim you don’t need to worry he just got grazed. The police gone and pick him up and come at my house and pick me up and we went to the hospital. They did an x-ray and thank God he was just grazed.”


This is the third shooting and Nunez is the third person to be injured in a shooting in Roaring Creek Village since Saturday. The first shooting happened on Saturday evening around four in Young Bank Road where forty-one-year-old Clifford Hyde was shot and killed and his daughter twenty-two-year-old Anya Galvez was seriously injured and remains hospitalized. And then on Monday morning, a man fired several shots at two of Hyde’s relatives in Roaring Creek.  While those two persons escaped unhurt but police believe that it’s connected to Saturday’s deadly shooting. Today, Kimberly Nunez believes her son may not have been the intended target of this latest gun violence:


Voice of: Kimberly Nunez

“No. I don’t think it is connected. I think he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.”


Paul Lopez

“Okay – so you think it is a case of wrong identity.”


Voice of: Kimberly Nunez

“Well, I would say it was wrong identity yes because my son, you could interview the whole village and they will tell you that JR dah wah humble person. He nuh mess with people. He just go dah his friends house to hang out and back home to work and back home.”


Andrea Polanco reporting for News Five.


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