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Survivor still in shock after Moruga murder

Monday, December 16, 2013
Afisha Dyer

The sister of murder victim Afisha Dyer who escaped after gunmen opened fire on them during a card game on Saturday morning has returned home. However, Kizzy Dyer, 20, has confined herself in a bedroom and is not speaking to anyone. “She not saying anything. She don’t want anybody to touch she. She in the bedroom crying,” said her mother Mahalia Cooper. 



It was around 2.30 am when gunmen walked up to the sisters, a neighbour Nikeisha Elliot, 33, and other people who were playing All Fours at Samuel Cooper Trace, St Mary’s Village, Moruga. Mahalia said she heard that Kizzy begged the gunmen not to shoot them before several loud explosions rang out. Afisha, 21, mother of three, died after being shot twice in the chest. Elliot, a mother of four, was shot four times and remains in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital.



Police have not arrested anyone, but are following several leads. Cooper said Kizzy returned home sometime after 11 am, but she did not tell anyone where she was. She said her daughter is injured because she is limping, but she does not know the nature of the injury.
Although happy and relieved that her daughter returned home safely, Cooper is still fearful for her life. “Last night (Saturday night) I saw the police pass three or four times...I ain’t see them for the morning yet.” 



She desperately wants to speak with Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne. “I call two numbers for him but I not getting him. I am prepared to talk to him, not the police. I trust him.” Meanwhile, Elliot’s mother Yvette did not share the same fear as Cooper. She believes her daughter was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Elliot is “coming along,” but she is not talking about the incident, the mother said. As for the death of her friend, Yvette said, “Well, she taking it normal. I told her to say a prayer and ask God to pull you through it.”


The police have not made any arrests, but are following up on certain leads. Officers of the Homicide Bureau and St Mary’s Police Post are investigating.


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