Shooting victim was visiting friends
He went to visit friends with whom he grew up, but never made it back to his Upper Carter’s Gap, Christ Church home.
Instead, Ricardo Rickey Francois was killed last night by gunmen who came out of a car and opened fire on a bar at Danesbury, Black Rock, St Michael after 9 p.m., injuring four others.
His family said the deceased, who worked as a landscaper, would have celebrated his thirtieth birthday on January 23, 2015.
When a team from Barbados TODAY visited the residence of his parents, Kenville and Sandra in Seaview, St James, the family was huddled together on the patio of their home asking themselves why did it had to happen at this time of the year.
Asked how she was coping with the untimely passing of her only son, Sandra said stoically: ” I believe in God and he will see me
through this sad experience. I attend the Christian Mission Church in the Garden, St James and I have an unshakeable faith in my God.”
Sandra, who is the mother of three girls, said she last saw her son alive on Friday night at about 9:30 when he transported her home.
She said she was first informed about his passing by her eldest daughter , Rebether Monroe-Howard.
Prior to his death, Francois lived with his fiancee.