Family mourns the death of a 14-year-old boy killed by a stray Bullet
A stray bullet believed to be from a high profile weapon killed the 14-year-old boy of Vive La Force on the West Bank of Demerara yesterday afternoon. His family and other residents in the area strongly believe that the bullet came from the opposite side of the river at Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara. His father Vishnu Persaud said the men would normally practice in this area at Friendship. He said some time ago a bullet hit a section of his home. He reported the matter to the Police and the shooting stopped for a few days.
Feroze Hassan, a neighbour, said he saw when the lad collapsed with a bullet to the upper part of his body. He said he immediately alerted residents and the boy was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he succumbed.
Residents are furious with the Police for not treating with seriousness the repeated complaints of the use of high powered weapons in an area where people are living.
According to the residents, over the past year an exercise similar in nature to what occurred took place, but no one was injured.