A SHOCKING GUN ATTACK on the beach in broad daylight has left a St James father dead.
Nepaul Trotman, of Fitts Village, was said to have been holding his child, no more than three years old, when he was shot multiple times. The child, however, was unharmed.
The drama unfolded yesterday morning when Trotman, whose age could not be ascertained up to press time, was sitting on a Fitts Village beach with his son. Police Inspector Graham Husbands said they responded to the call around 11 a.m. after receiving a report about gunshots in the area.
“On arrival a male was being transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) via private vehicle,” Husbands said.
Late last night police confirmed Trotman succumbed to his injuries, but could give no further details.
The incident left some locals and tourists who were on the beach shaken in an area with several guest houses and villas.
A woman said she was nearby when the incident occurred.
“I heard four shots and after I came out, I saw him out there [on the beach]. I never experienced nothing so with guns although I have seen people cutting up each other. Even so, I have never been scared to be out here before but now . . . ,” she told the DAILY NATION, requesting anonymity.