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Dec 17, 2009

Shooting victim passes away at hospital

Story PictureSometime around five this morning, twenty-eight year old Dwayne Lopez died while receiving medical treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Lopez was admitted last Monday evening after he was shot in the lower back while standing with a friend at the corner of Supal Street and Kut Avenue. Despite several surgeries he did not survive the shooting. Lopez’s mother, Bernadette Whyte, was not in the country when her son was shot. She returned just before he succumbed to the bullet wounds. Whyte says that she has lost both her sons to gun violence and she wants justice.

Bernadette Whyte, Mother of Deceased
“The cause of the death ih had blood clot due to the gun shot.”

Duane Moody
“Why someone would shoot at him or shoot him?”

Bernadette Whyte
“That’s the reason I want to find out right now.”

Duane Moody
“Was your son in a gang?”

Bernadette Whyte
“My son wasn’t in any gang.”

Duane Moody
“What did he do when he was alive?”

Bernadette Whyte
“Stay at home watch TV, tend to ih kids, help ih father do mechanic.”

Duane Moody
“On that day I understand he was at the corner of Supal Street and Kut Avenue, what was he doing there?”

Bernadette Whyte
“He was talking to a friend when the gunman come up and fired several shots and one caught him in the back. He was not the target it was a stray away bullet.”

Duane Moody
“Do you think the gunman wanted to actually catch the friend that he was talking to and mistakenly got to him?”

Bernadette Whyte
“I don’t know.”

Duane Moody
“What is it that you want now that your son has passed and no one has been arrested or charged for the crime?”

Bernadette Whyte
“Well what comes around goes around and I put everything in God’s hand. Dwayne was a loving child; like run joke, like play with nephews, ih niece. He always had something to say to make your smile and laugh.”

Lopez leaves behind five children including his youngest who turned two months today. Police say that they are currently investigating the matter.


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1 Response for “Shooting victim passes away at hospital”

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