UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

Police have identified last night’s shooting victim as Ricardo Francois.

No address was provided for the 31-year-old, who was killed by gunmen who got out of a motorcar and opened fire at a bar at Danesbury, Black Rock, St Michael after 9 p.m.

Francois was found dead in a nearby track.

A 15-year-old male and three other men were injured in the drive-by and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulances, police said.

The teen, along with one of the men, underwent surgery.


6 Responses to UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

  1. jr smith November 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We need stop and search powers to be given to the police, to stop and search vehicles, persons ,we need the same given to the coast guard to stop and search any vessel entering Barbados.
    This means anyone be stop and search.
    there is a lot to consider ,how are the guns getting into Barbados so easy.

  2. kay-rani rosita November 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    @ JR Smith
    I agree with you

  3. Ed November 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What concerns me is, what’s a 15-year old doing in a bar after 9 p.m.?

  4. Matter of Fact November 30, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    That is how it all starts. We fail as parents to manage and our kids do at they feel. As they grow and get really out of control we forget where we failed and blame Tom, Dick and Harry. They are allowed the look up to negative but popular roll models. Too many people including adults believe its cool to be rough, rude and disregard for others. Lets fix it, lets start at home.

  5. Maxine Baker November 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Do you believe that the persons in the car were of sound mind? Do you think that they may have been influenced by what is going on in IS? Do you think that they have siblings and other family members? Do you think they have any idea of their own spiritual (not developed through church attendance) essence? Do you believe that they are aware that even if they escape the law enforcers they will suffer the same fate as their victims? If the 15 year old was one whom his parents and others referred to as “lil man”, do you not think that as far as he was concerned, he was now a “big man” in a shop with “big men”?

    Persons such as those who committed this offence – if you were to interview them you would find that they generally went to sleep on most occasions while sitting and watching ACTION MOVIES and their collective frequency tuned them to travel and commit the offence – seems that not one of them could have persuaded each other that they could have settled whatever matter it may have been in a civil manner. IT IS A SAD SITUATION WHEN BLACK BROTHERS CAN LIFT UP GUNS AGAINST EACH OTHER. May the Spirit of Christ cover our land. IT IS DONE.

  6. Khadija Collymore November 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Why couldnt it be he went to collect food for his family, buy drinks, why does it always hope to be negative. If you live in a neighbourhood and you trust people there why would you not send your son to shop. He probably lived two house down the road.


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