An 11-year-old boy of Enterprise Village, Chaguanas, escaped death after he was shot in the stomach while returning to his home around 10.30 am on Sunday.
Zion Murray, of Jack Terrace, remained warded in serious but stable condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC). He was shot in the stomach with the bullet exiting his back. The boy is a standard four pupil of the Enterprise Government Primary School. However, mystery surrounds the circumstances under which Murray was wounded. In a telephone interview yesterday the victim's grandmother, Gleta Douglas, said a loud explosion was heard and Murray slumped to the ground. She said people in the area said they did not see any suspicious activities taking place at the time of the shooting. According to the woman, she sent Murray to a nearby shop to buy biscuits and milk.
"Fifteen minutes later, a neighbour came and say something happened to him (Murray). By the time I got to the scene Sgt Terrance Williams, a neighbour, placed him in a car and took him to the Chaguanas Health Facility," she said. Douglas added: "Up to now, nobody ain't know how he got shot. People who was in the area said they did not see any car or bicycle pass. They just heard a shot."
According to Douglas, at the EWMSC, Murray told her he was walking back home and all he heard was "bow" before he fell to the ground. She said doctors told her Murray may have to undergo further surgery. "All I want is justice in this matter because he did nothing to deserve what happened to him," Douglas said. Officers of the Chaguanas CID are continuing investigations.