Two hurt in Free Hill shooting

A shooting Thursday night in Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael has left residents both fearful and angry, with one victim suggesting the situation was getting out of hand.

Police said two people were left nursing injuries – one of them hospitalized – after an unknown assailant opened fire at the shop in a drive-by attack.

Desmond Henry’s left foot was grazed by a bullet during last night’s shooting.

It was the third such incident in Free Hill in recent times, Desmond Henry, whose left foot was grazed by a bullet, said.

“It was becoming overbearing,” Henry told Babados TODAY.

“That is little boy things. I is a big man, I don’t deal with nothing so. We were just out here playing cards, I get up to move and when I get there now [at other exit] I feel something burning me. I was just playing little six love,” he said.

Henry complained that not enough was being done to clear the streets of the troublemakers who turn close-knit communities into the wild west.

And he called on law enforcement authorities to invest more of their resources into tackling gun violence.

“The police minding about weed when bare people getting shoot up. Too much guns on these streets. It’s just anything goes when they start firing. Houses full of little children out here and them ain’t care,” Henry said.

“There are three blocks in Black Rock and all three have been shot up. They do a lot of foolishness and put innocent people in problems. When you hear the shots, it’s time to move, not to look around and see who the body is.”

Henry’s friend who gave his name as John was equally upset over last night’s shooting and the increasing gun violence in Free Hill.

“It’s not to say that we leave here and trouble somebody. People does just come and tell themselves birds of a feather flock together,” he said.

Source: (KH)

5 Responses to Two hurt in Free Hill shooting

  1. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor August 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Ammmmm….. So wa u think d shooting over? D same weed d police minding bout tho!

    • Akobi Gill
      Akobi Gill August 13, 2016 at 9:22 am

      How do you know this? There’s a weed shortage? Is it difficult to come by?

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor August 13, 2016 at 9:47 am

      I am replying to d man dat get shoot dat said all d police minding is weed tho @ Akobi Gill… Clearly u didn’t read d excerpt! U gotta go and ask d ppl dat warring them questions big man…. Wunna like Freddy… Always ready…

    • Akobi Gill
      Akobi Gill August 13, 2016 at 10:17 am

      He said, the police minding weed, instead of the guns.

      You said that’s what they are shooting over the same weed.

      I asked how do you know the shooting is over the weed.

      It’s not always being ready it’s called asking a simple question. If anything your attitude is why they always shooting. Ask a question, make a simple statement the first thought is someone is against you. Everyone is the meanest, while not using simple common sense.

  2. Aneta August 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Grow up people. Stop behaving like kindergarten children. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Is that how you teach your kids? That is why we are where we are. Lack of respect for each other


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