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Fourth killing in as many days

NASSAU — The grief-stricken mother of a 22-year-old man who was shot several times during a drive-by shooting in the Kemp Road area yesterday said her son did not deserve to be killed.

Assifisi Cela said her son, Rodney Cela, died in hospital an hour after he was shot on Kingston Street.

Police said Cela was taken to hospital by friends and died around 11 a.m.

His mother, who spoke to The Nassau Guardian shortly after, said she was not sure what led to the shooting.

“I don’t care whatever he did,” she said. “I don’t care because you’re not supposed to take anybody’s life. Only God can take someone’s life.

“Right now that person [is] making me cry. That makes me sad.”

Cela’s father James Cela cried for justice for his son.

Cela is the 10th person to be murdered this year and the fourth in the last four days.

This same time last year there were nine reported murders.

Superintendent Paul Rolle, who heads the Central Detective Unit, said the victim was standing in front of a bar when his assailant approached.

“Several guys pulled up in a green Honda and one of the males in the vehicle discharged a weapon, shooting the victim in the upper body,” Rolle said.

Soon after the incident, Rolle said police took four men into custody for questioning.

The murder came one day after Dustin Culmer, 23, was chased in Kennedy Subdivision and shot in the street.

Police said he may have been involved in an ongoing feud with a number of men.

Rolle said the feud stemmed from a domestic dispute.

Culmer was shot several times in the upper body, police said. He died in front of a house off Zinna Street.

Additionally, two men were murdered in two separate incidents over the weekend.

The first incident happened around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday at Toote Shop Corner, off East Street.

Police said the victim was involved in a fight with a man who shot him in the head. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a white Honda Civic with three other men. (Nassau Guardian)

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