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Trip to City turns into scare


Trip to City turns into scare

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WHEN NINE-YEAR-OLD Xavier Bertrand left home early last Saturday headed to Bridgetown, all he wanted was to do some last-minute shopping before going to watch the Sandy Lane Gold Cup in the evening as he had done every year.

For the entire week he looked forward to going to the Garrison Savannah and was excited when his mum, Asha Payne, decided to take him and his older brother Niquon Springer to The City so he could purchase a red shirt to show his support for the horse owned by Sir David Seale.

Unfortunately, however, Xavier never got to wear that red shirt because as he and his family exited a Swan Street store that morning, the youngster was hit in the top of his head by a ricocheting bullet.

A close-up of the X-ray on Xavier Bertrand’s head.


Recounting the scary experience during an interview with the MIDWEEK NATION, Payne said all she heard was “pax” and saw her son place his hands on his head.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.