Enterprise residents stand against gang violence following death of 9 yr old

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Enterprise residents stand against gang violence following death of 9 yr old

A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL was held in Enterprise, Chaguanas, on Sunday night by residents who decided to take a stand against gang violence in their community.

This follows the death of nine-year-old Jomol Modeste who was killed by gun fire over the weekend.

They say enough is enough, adding the death Jomal was the beginning of a movement for change in Enterprise.

The gathering was held at African Ground, where Jomol was seated on a bench watching a football match when gunmen opened fire on Saturday evening.

A resident said, “If you really want change, it has to start with us. Let this be the change. This is us saying enough is enough. This is us saying the buck stops right here.”

Residents said Enterprise was labelled a “bad community” and the time had come for the nation to see the other side.

The small group of residents called on others to join them in the fight against violence in their home.

Jomol was sitting with his friends when two men began shooting at a group of people gathered on the playing field. The child was hit in the middle of his back.

He was pronounced dead at the Chaguanas Health Facility.

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