Deportes

21 spent shells as Curepe man is shot dead at worksite

by An­na-Lisa Paul

A Curepe man who was car­ry­ing out re­pair works at Gate Boys Bar, St Au­gus­tine, was gunned down on Tues­day af­ter­noon whilst work­ing

by An­na-Lisa Paul

A Curepe man who was car­ry­ing out re­pair works at Gate Boys Bar, St Au­gus­tine, was gunned down on Tues­day af­ter­noon whilst work­ing.

Sher­win Julien, 33, who lived at Watts Street, Curepe, was shot sev­er­al times by two gun­men who en­tered the es­tab­lish­ment around 4.30 pm on Au­gust 2.

The pop­u­lar bar was filled with pa­trons at the time but no cash or valu­ables were tak­en from any­one.

Eye-wit­ness ac­counts claimed Julien had been stand­ing in­side the build­ing, re­view­ing the work that had al­ready been done and out­lin­ing to the em­ploy­er how con­tin­u­ing works would be ef­fect­ed, when two masked men armed with guns en­tered from the south­ern side of the build­ing.

They claimed the men walked up to Julien and be­gan shoot­ing at him and as he fell to the ground, they stood over him and con­tin­ued shoot­ing be­fore ex­it­ing the same way.

The as­sailants re­port­ed­ly got in­to a wait­ing ve­hi­cle that had blocked the en­trance to the es­tab­lish­ment which bor­ders the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies, St Au­gus­tine Cam­pus.

Foren­sic per­son­nel processed the scene and col­lect­ed 21 spent shells as ev­i­dence.

A 55-year-old Curepe man who fre­quents the bar dai­ly de­scribed the shoot­ing as a “movie come to life.”

Present yes­ter­day, he said, “I nev­er go through some­thing like this ever…you does see them shoot­ing so in the movies…it was just bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, my ears was ring­ing. I nev­er hear a gun­shot be­fore…I near­ly couldn’t crawl un­der the ta­ble yes.”

Asked if he had known Julien per­son­al­ly, the res­i­dent said he knew “him from see­ing him around.”

Ex­tend­ing con­do­lences to Julien’s fam­i­ly, he end­ed, “He was just stand­ing dey, talk­ing…life so short and these peo­ple out here just killing for so, no re­gard for any­body.”

“It could be me to­day and you to­mor­row and for no rea­son, ex­cept that they vex you talk to them so or you ain’t do what they tell you….it sad, it sad.”