shooting victim may be paralysed
enquired of Kaladeen’s rsidence
Bagotstown resident Phibert
Kaladeen, 40, may be paralyzed from the waist down,
according to hospital sources. Kaladeen was shot
in the right
shoulder, Friday evening by an unknown assailant, after he was
attempting to take a bath outside of his family’s two- storey
In the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is in a critical
condition in the High Dependency Unit, he was being closely
monitored by the nurses.
An eyewitness claimed that the man was
about to take a bath and a while after a “gunshot” was heard.
The eyewitness said that the man was in a habit of leaving his
door open whenever he went outside to take a bath, adding that the
yard would usually be crowded with people.
He noted that this may have made the man feel secure.
The eyewitness said that the man was home alone when the shooting
occurred, noting that neighbours saw a sliver grey AT 192, license
plate number HB 3586, leaving the scene.
According to the eyewitness, the driver of the car had been
enquiring about Kaladeen’s residence. “He ask me is where de
one Kaladeen living”. A moment after the driver was given
directions, a gunshot was heard coming from Kaladeen’s
The eyewitness said that neighbours saw a man and a woman leaving
the man’s apartment with a gold chain belonging to the victim.
However, a sister who was at the scene had told this newspaper
that the family had ruled out robbery as a motive.
The eyewitness said that after he heard the “gunshot”, he went
over to Kaladeen and saw the man completely covered in blood and
he immediately bound the wound.
The injured man was rushed to a private hospital but was later
transferred to the GPHC because of the severity of his injures.
According to relatives of the man, doctors at the hospital are
saying that he may become paralyzed because the bullet is still
lodged in his spine.
They further told this newspaper that after the incident occurred,
the same AT192 with license plate number HB 3586 was still driving
around the area. The relatives said that police have since
taken a statement from the victim and investigations are ongoing.