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Mother fighting for life

TIM SLINGER, [email protected]

Mother fighting for life

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IT STARTED OUT as a family get-together and the first stop was at Crumbz Bakery at Eagle Hall, St Michael.

But minutes later, the laughter and chatter on Sunday night was suddenly halted by tragedy.

Yesterday, 57-year-old Veldene Patricia Hinds of Carrington Village, St Michael, was clinging to life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)  after she was hit in the back of the head by a shot, believed to be a stray bullet from a robber’s gun.

Hinds, a housekeeper at Crystal Cove Hotel, St James, was in the rear seat of the motor van driven by her brother Winston Hinds when the incident occurred along Barbarees Hill, St Michael, just after 8:15 p.m.

Her daughter and only child, 32-year-old Alicia Hinds, who was in the front seat next to the driver – while her son, nine-year-old Kadesh Goddard, was sitting beside his grandmother – recalled the ordeal. (TS)

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