The victim, 35, was working under the hood of a car when he was shot, but luckily, he survived
The sight of ripe mangoes dangling from a neighbor’s trees often lures those around, especially youngsters, to go out of their way to procure a sample of the savory seasonal fruit, and that is exactly what reportedly led to a startling incident this morning that almost cost the life of a Kut Avenue resident.
Amandala understands that Melvin Myers, 35, was working on a vehicle which was parked in front of his residence at the corner of Kut Avenue and George Street when someone came up to him and fired several shots in his direction – one of which caught Myers in the head.
Luckily, the victim was not seriously injured and was able to remain alert as he was rushed to the Emergency wing of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where a CAT scan was ordered to determine the extent of the damage.
While we are told that Myers might not have seen who had shot him; neighbors said that he was probably attacked in retaliation for an incident in which he had physically disciplined some children who had entered his yard to steal mangoes the day before.
We understand that family members of the said children were upset, which led to a verbal confrontation between them and Myers.
As for Myers, he was treated and later released from the hospital.
According to police, two people have been detained for questioning, but no one has been charged as yet.