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Mar 25, 2014

Shooting victim from Ladyville clings to life

Corey McKay

Corey McKay of Ladyville remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in critical condition following a shooting on Monday morning in the Bobo Hill area of the village. McKay was shot along with Kareem Arnold as they rode their bicycles home; Arnold was hit to the left shoulder, treated and released. But McKay was not so fortunate; he wasn’t found until late Monday afternoon by officers and relatives who formed a search party and went looking for him, who according to his mother, Stephanie Perez, was presumed gravely injured. Corey was shot twice to the back and once to the leg and was bleeding profusely. Today, his mother spoke to News Five and recounted Corey’s account of what happened. Perez says she knows the person who shot her son.


Voice of: Stephanie Perez, Mother of Shooting Victim

“About nine o’clock in the morning, they called and tell me and I jumped on my bicycle and I went where the friends told me that they found the bicycle. And when we went there, we found the two bicycles. We start looking in the bush. When the police dehn come, we started looking in the bush, but we didn’t see anything. We heard some dogs barking from a neighbor that was there, but the fence was high and we couldn’t go across. The police got there and helped us look with other friends. We got the bicycles, we want down the street, along the bush side…but nothing. We shout out, we shout out then we hear mom I can’t walk. I turned back after the other crew gone on. The police come and I took out the phone and they came and they run in the bush left me. A neighbor come out and helped me…say if I want any help, don’t be afraid to ask him. I holla again, Corey Corey…then I hear the girls dehn try cry and then the police hollered, we found him, we found him. When they brought him out, he was all bleeding; they put him in the police vehicle and it was about five minutes to reach the police station. When we reached here they took him in for cat-scan, ultrasound and x-ray. So far the doctor is saying the bullet is still in him, but he lost a lot of blood and they still have me there waiting because up to this morning, he was still bleeding a lot.”


Duane Moody

“Are they saying whether his injuries are life-threatening or anything of that sort?”


Voice of: Stephanie Perez

“Well that’s what they are saying because up to this morning, I think they told me that they did something to stop one of the bleeding because it was bleeding too severe. He told me he went from himself like five times, but every time ih go outta consciousness and coming back in, he feel himself asking for water and when he conscious and open ih eyes, all he see around him is lone bush. The first time when we went in the morning, ih say ih heard voice, but he was so week, ih couldn’t answer. He said he was riding coming back from looking for his horse in the morning and they reach the junction almost to come out from Bobo Hill (area), when dehn pass, dehn saw the person and the person just start open shots at them.  Honestly, I thought my son was dead because that was the first thing that came into my god because I know how gunshot stay and these guys that are firing these shots don’t have no mercy on anybody. And I know for a fact Corey don’t have any problem with them. I don’t know what is there problem; they see me every day, they know where I work. If Corey did something wrong to them, they could have come and told me or go to the law. That’s not the way to do it mien.”


The family is asking for assistance with Corey’s medical bills. 

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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