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Bullet still in shot teen’s arm

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thirteen-year-old Hamid Rasheed still has a bullet lodged in his left arm after being shot on Queen Street, Port-of-Spain, last Saturday. Police said around 7 pm, Rasheed, of Maraval, and Alvin Maraj, 35, of Valsayn, were standing on the pavement at the corner of Queen and Henry Streets when a gunman began shooting at Maraj before running off. One of the bullets struck Rasheed while Maraj was shot in the right hand, said police. Detectives do not believe Rasheed was the target of the gunmen.


A relative (who refused to be named) said Hamid was doing well and had just had his arm bandaged at the hospital. In an interview yesterday at Queen Street, the relative said times were bad and prayers were necessary. “Don’t you think prayers are needed? He is doing okay and he came down here to help (a relative). The bullet is stuck in his muscle, that’s why the doctors did not take it out yet,” she said. She said another relative would hold a “prayers” soon in Port-of-Spain.


Meanwhile, another shooting victim, Ravindra Beharry, 28, remained at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in a critical condition up to last night. He was shot outside the Port-of-Spain State Prison minutes after being released on bail last December 12. He was hit seven times as he sat in his father’s car on Frederick Street. Meanwhile, Silas Jackson, of Bagatelle, Diego Martin, who was shot in the hip while in the car park of Linda’s Bakery,  Glencoe, has been discharged from the hospital.


Police said last week Friday Jackson and some friends were parked at the bakery when a car pulled alongside them and one of its occupants shot at Jackson. No suspects have been arrested and Four Roads Police are continuing investigations.


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