9-yr-old boy, security guard recuperating after being shot in Pennywise robbery

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9-yr-old boy, security guard recuperating after being shot in Pennywise robbery

A nine-year-old school boy who was grazed with a bullet during a shootout with the police and suspects following Monday’s deadly robbery at Pennywise Plaza on Monday is recuperating.

The child, a Standard Three pupil, is among three people, including two security officers, who survived the incident in La Romaine.

The other survivor, Allister Harris, is a security guard employed with the security company which guards the compound. He was shot and wounded in the back. He has been released from hospital.

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The boy was on his way from school with his family, including his siblings ages 11, 13 and 16 when they go caught up in the drama.

He is warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. While his son’s wound which runs from the right temple to his right eye, would require stitches and skin grafting, his father was thankful that his injury is not critical.

Meanwhile, the daughter of the woman who survived Monday’s deadly robbery in La Romaine has called on the public to donate blood to help save her life.

Peola Baptiste, 57, of Claxton Bay, has gunshot wounds to her head, chest, abdomen, and arms. The mother of six and grandmother of four is employed with Allied Security Ltd as an estate police officer.

Baptiste’s daughter Dianna Wellington says that people have been donating.

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