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Aug 31, 2021

Shooting in Unitedville: Teen Killed and Boy Injured

Lloyd Myvett

A youth was shot and killed and a boy, just nine years old, was seriously wounded as they stood next to each other in Unitedville on Monday night.  It happened about a minute’s walk from the youth’s house. News Five’s Marion Ali went out west today to find out how the eighteen-year-old lost his life just hours before he was supposed to enlist in an apprenticeship program.


Marion Ali, Reporting

Lloyd Myvett was awaiting good news – set in the hopes that today, he would be able to enroll in the Department of Youth Services’ apprenticeship program. But his hopes were dashed when sometime around eight on Monday night, a gunman went prowling in his neighbourhood and opened fire at an unsuspecting Myvett and his neighbour and friend, nine-year-old Jamir McKoy. Pauline Myvett told News Five that her mother brought her the bad news half hour before curfew time.


Pauline Myvett, Sister of Lloyd Myvett

“My mommy holler, ih seh deh shot “Pops” and I nuh know if ih wa mek it. Soh I quickly grab wa slippers and I just run eena what I mi deh and I gone. When I reach deh my lee bredda mi deh lay down pahn the ground with the next lee bwai. Two persons mi di hold deh eena deh hand.”


Myvett was hit by a bullet in the right side of his chest. He passed away about two hours after the attack. Police say the two victims were standing beside a car parked in front of Myvett’s residence, but his family says he was around the lane when he met his fate.


Pauline Myvett

Pauline Myvett

“He usually, frequently goes there to hang out with the little nine year-old’s father and they were supposed to go this morning by Cool Shade to look for a job to pick oranges until when he gets a call from the apprenticeship program that he was enrolling in.   He’s a neighbour and close friend of ours. He was a close friend to my little brother. He used to always come here, hail my brother. They would play together and then the little boy would go home, but yesterday he came for my brother.”


Myvett’s little friend, Jamir Mckoy, who was struck in the abdomen, reportedly underwent a three-hour-long surgery and was listed in a stable condition this evening. His family has declined talking to the media. Marion Ali for News Five.


Police have detained one person for questioning.  

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