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Shot victim takes stand of Linden COI

The Linden Commission of Inquiry continued today as persons who were shot during the protests took the stand. One of those taking the stand today was Linden resident, Alicia Barker, who was shot to both of her thighs. She told the commission, that she was walking across the bridge when all mayhem broke out and she turned to help two children she noticed there. She said, it was while helping those children, that she was shot.

She provided the commission with her medical bills and receipts all tallying over 300,000 dollars in total. She said, one of the bullets entered and exited one of her legs, while the other one was lodged and had to be removed. When the witness was asked by the police attorney why she did not hand over that bullet which was removed by a doctor to the police, she made it clear that she had little trust in the police force.

The commission is examining costs and compensation for those who would have been injured and others who would have incurred losses.

The hearings will continue tomorrow.

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