Teacher shot dead

A primary school teacher died tonight at Bedford Lane, Bush Hall, St Michael following a shooting, which left one other man injured.

The scene in Bedford Lane, Bush Hall, St Michael.
The scene in Bedford Lane, Bush Hall, St Michael.

Dwight Holder died on the spot while his cousin John Leach was rushed to the hospital with two gun shot wounds.

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Dwight Holder

Yvette Holder, the aunt of the two men was in shock as she recalled how the incident unfolded just after 11pm.

“I was in bed sitting down and I just hear gunshots. Then I hear my nephew said ‘you believe I just get shoot’,” Holder told Barbados TODAY.

“Then he said ‘would you believe that Dwight get shoot and I feel he dead because Dwight there flat on his face on the ground,’ that was it.”

Holder said that Leach who had a bullet in the back of his neck and one to the knee was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Mother of the deceased Carolyn Holder
Mother of the deceased Carolyn Holder

The woman, who recently lost her mother, said she was puzzled by the senseless incident, insisting that her nephews were not involved in any wrongdoing.

“They don’t trouble anybody. They are usually just outside playing dominoes.”

“I just can’t believe that he [Dwight] gone so then. He doesn’t do anybody anything.”

Holder was a teacher at the Half Moon Fort Primary School in St Lucy.

23 Responses to Teacher shot dead

  1. E. Jerome Davis August 7, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I am afraid the powers that be are not taking gun violence in this country seriously. It is already out of hand and now requires serious reaction. The Attorney General needs to take the lead in combating this scourge.

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    • Olutoye Walrond August 7, 2015 at 2:35 am

      Exactly my sentiments, Jerome.

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  2. Heidi Alleyne
    Heidi Alleyne August 7, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Was trying to place that face..bought my Samsung phone from him couple years back…

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  3. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler August 7, 2015 at 2:41 am

    The Attorney General ain’t saying NOTHING, the Police Commissioner ain’t saying NOTHING, the Prime Minister ain’t saying NOTHING. NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

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    • Petee Cumberbatch
      Petee Cumberbatch August 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      things can get better…it will unfortunately never be stamped out coz we will always live in a world with a bunch of lawless asses. when u make reference to attorney general etc saying nothing…saying nothing about what??

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  4. Marcia Purnell
    Marcia Purnell August 7, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Whatever is happening in Bim? Gun crime on the increase – every week we hear about another gun incident. The Government MUST do something – where are all these guns coming from?

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  5. Bajan boy August 7, 2015 at 3:11 am

    The Attorney General poor fellow is out of his depth and he doesn’t even know how the guns come into Barbados so don’t expect too much from him. Sorry for these young men and their families but that is a clear reflection of where this inept Government has taken this country..

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  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 7, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Firstly, Our Sincere Condolences to Dwight’s mum, entire family and friends. May he rest in peace. Best wishes and speedy recovery to John.
    Somebody need to take a 2 by 4 and rattle that fowl cub and wake up the Cartoon Characters wunna got for a government. Gun crime on the increase like the taxes their inflicted pure pain on the citizens and all them doing is fulling up the guts, wiping the mouth, skinning the teeth and collecting wages. They got selective hearing until, it is one of their sons or daughters are shot, seriously injured or killed then have the gall to open their beak, show face as though gun crime never exist when the citizens have been crying out long time fuh them to deal with the matter, put measures in place and get the genetically modified morons off the streets. The last sentence of comedian’s joke sumed up Freundel ‘we take a man with no brain and made him Prime Minister’ it might sound funny, but it seems to be true.

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  7. Natasha Paton
    Natasha Paton August 7, 2015 at 5:25 am

    My heart goes out to the family

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  8. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne August 7, 2015 at 6:22 am

    According to one commentator, the powers that be are not taking gun violence seriously. I totally believe this has been getting out of hand for far too long and some desperate measures need to take place because we’re very close to being the second Jamaica.

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  9. Tony Webster August 7, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Count your blessings folks: we are not nearly as bad as Trinbago…or the Land of Wood, water and bullets. Evahting here in bim…is cool…and the “relevant” authorities (at Ministerial level) have apppointed a commitee “to examine all options”; and “have not ruled out any possibilities”; and are working doiligently and also “assidously” to produce Green paper outlining the action-plan (which will also feature priminently in the next manifesto. MEANWHILE…please n’use yuh Bajan common-sense: lock up your car when travelling; try to get home before dark; and listen-up to the advice of neighbourhood watches, as to how best to prtotect your property, based on actual statistics compiled by one near me:- Four things you should do:

    1. Form a Neighbourhood Watch (N.W>). Yes, is starts with ONE concerned citizen…like YOU).
    2. Keep your hedges, shrubs etc, trimmed low.
    3. Wear security lights .
    4. Employ the services of a cupple dogs (large; and ill-tempered ones)
    5. A good security system is also useful.
    In a development adjoining Elizabeth Park , their N.W. carefully analysed those homes that were burgled, and those not burgled, and found that homes which onserved items 2, 3, & 4…were not burgled, whilst homes to the left and to the right of these…were not so fortunate.

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  10. Alex Alleyne August 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

    The USA military budget is a cool SIX HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS. Lots of “GUNS” to pass around. Barbados need a GUN LAW with teeth.

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  11. Barbara Maynard
    Barbara Maynard August 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Bim have really change. Too much.

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  12. Jus me August 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    So where is that devious Guyanese DPP hiding his face.
    Any courageous decisions? Don’t think so.
    He is all for killers especially of young women.

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  13. Jus me August 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    TONY YOU SHOULD BE IN THE GOVERNMENT. THEY CANT COUNT PAST 4 ALSO. WADA YUH MEANT 4 THINGS FOR WE TO DO AND THEN CALL 5

    NUMBER ONE SHOULD BE ELECT A DECENT GOVERNMENT.
    OR WE SHOULD JUST HIDE IN THE DARK?

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  14. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers August 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Just so what is lil Barbados coming to this is so sad…RIP

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  15. Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin
    Pat Burrowes Speede Puckerin August 7, 2015 at 10:37 am

    ALL THIS GOVERNMENT DOING IS SITTING ON THEIR FAT ASSES THINKING OF WAYS TO MAKE MORE MONEY while our brothers, husbands & sons r being gun down, but DEM WILL OPEN THEIR MOUTHS AND SAY & DO SOMETHING WHEN IT HIT HOME AT ONE OF THEIR FAMILY, cant wait till DEM GONE….blasted nonsense every wk *_*

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  16. June Blackett
    June Blackett August 7, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    RIP Mr Holder you’re gone but you will never be forgotten.

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  17. Tony Waterman August 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    @Frank Fowler!!!! Not True,Just Recently The Ag.stated categorically, That Gun Amnesties Do NOT Work, so it was NOT his intention to have one, i don’t know how he came to that decision, as there is no record of him having instituted one anytime during his tenure.The COP Ag. is also of the same OPINION as the Ag.and the PM as we all know very well ain’t saying Nuttin.
    @Petee Cumberbatch!!!!of course it can be stamped out, MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING.
    Possession of an Unlicensed Gun, *First Offence Automatic 5 Years 6Mths for every Bullet with the same Gun.If the Gun was used in the execution of a Crime, with NO Injuries *10 Years (With Labour to earn their Keep)(6-6 on the Prison Farm)
    15 Years if used in a crime with Injuries.
    LIFE in Prison if a Death occours from tht said crime.
    Penalties will increase on subsequent infractions.
    and YES there should be an AMNESTY, where there will be NO PENALTY for turning in an ILLEGAL WEAPON, EXCEPT Where that Weapon was found to have been used in a Crime, then all of the above will apply.
    @Tony Webster!!!! Why do you think That T&T Businesses are taking over B’dos ?? the answer is simple, CRIME in T&T is Extremely High, but what do you think will happen when all the business comes here ?? i’ll tell you, the crime will follow,then we will be as bad as they are now.
    @E. Jerome Davis!!!unfortunately, the Ag.has taken the lead, he has told us all what does NOT Work.

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  18. Carie Apple
    Carie Apple August 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Tragic. A young man with a career.RIP

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  19. Alex Alleyne August 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I take it that many of you forgot when the then PM Thompson set out to put a handle on the “foolishness” that was raising its ugly head in BIm under the heading “Crime and Violence” . How much support did he get ? , more so that the BLP made mockery of the idea at that time but saw it fit to build a 5 star hotel at DODDS. ………WHO IS LAUGHING NOW???????.

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