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Jan 3, 2008

Shooting leaves city teen in hospital

Story PictureThree days into the New Year and still not a single murder … but it’s not for lack of trying. Sometime around seven last night, a lone gunman on a bike shot eighteen year old Enrique Alvarez as he stood in a yard at the corner of Curl Thompson and Man-o-war Streets in the Port Loyola area. The gunman struck from close range as he encountered Alvarez just yards away from his home. The shots caught him in the right side of the abdomen and left leg, leaving him critically wounded. The incident has left the victim’s young cousin, Michael Bevans, stunned, as he had just come up from Dangriga to spend New Year’s with Alvarez.

Michael Bevans, Cousin of Shooting Victim
“I mi di come from outta town and when I come ya, I see wah bwai ride pass me and somebody gone ask fi my cousin over deh. So now I di ker up my bike then I hear three shots so all weh I do—I hear somebody holler, bwai dah your cousin that, dah your cousin that. So all we I do, I come out yah and same time I see my cousin seh, “help me, help me,” so I gone towards he and he tell me fi ker ah outside.

“I just come yah for have fun with my family noh, so I noh know weh di goh on. We help ah outside and we bring ah out yah and my auntie ker ah out soh and he fall to the ground because he can’t take the pain.”

This afternoon police told us they had detained a suspect in connection with the incident and they expect to file charges shortly. In related news, police have arrested and charged twenty year old Clifton Flores of Jane Usher Boulevard with Attempted Murder, Dangerous Harm and Use of Deadly Means of Harm in the New Year’s Eve shooting of Marlon Foreman.

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