The parents of shooting victim Elias Dabbourah, 30, plan to fly in from war-torn Syria today to see Dabbourah who is in a critical condition at the Scarborough General Hospital, Tobago.
Dabbourah, took a bullet in the head when bandits attempted to rob him around 3.30 am on Monday at his gyro restaurant at Crown Point.
Dabbourah’s operation is located within walking distance of the Crown Point Police Station.
Dany Layoun, 31, a relative of Dabbourah, said in August Dabbourah was also robbed at gunpoint by two armed men at his business place.
Layoun spoke with Guardian Media yesterday as he left the Scarborough General Hospital, after visiting the gyro vendor.
Layoun said police officers are yet to arrest any suspects and have not solved that crime.
However, Layoun said relatives still believe and have confidence that the latest attack on the Tobago businessman would be solved by the local police.
Layoun said Dabboura left war-torn Syria with his brother Tony 12 years ago to seek a better life in T&T and escape the violence.
He lamented what happened to the 30-year-old.
“He made the move to T&T hoping for a life far away from violence and gunfire only to end up with a bullet lodged in his head, not from war but from crime. It’s in God’s hands,” he said.
Dabbourah got married to Sally Hourani, 25.
Layoun said Hourani has been in a terrible state since the shooting and has been at her husband’s side all the time and was praying for a miracle, hoping that Dabbourah would make a full recovery.
Layoun said Dabbourah’s parents were contacted and became very distraught when they heard the bad news. He said the elderly couple would be making the trip from the area of Homs, Syria with the hope of seeing their son alive.
However, Dabbourah remains in a comatose state and is under medication. Surgeons are unable to remove the bullet until his condition improves.