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Mum succumbs to gunshot injury


TIM SLINGER, [email protected]

Mum succumbs to gunshot injury

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VELDENE HINDS HAS PASSED AWAY.

Reports reaching NATION Online indicate the Carrington Village, St Michael resident succumbed to injuries last night.

This was later confirmed by a police media release which said Hinds, 57, died while undergoing treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

She was shot in the back of the head while travelling in the back seat of a van driven by her brother Winston on Sunday night along Barbarees Hill, St Michael.

Hinds’ daughter Alicia, who was travelling in the front passenger seat of the vehicle, said they rushed her mother to the QEH. According to her, doctors said the bullet had lodged in the front of the brain and had ruled out surgery.

Veldene would have celebrated her 58th birthday on May 23.

Police investigations are continuing. Anyone who may have information that can assist with this investigation is asked to call 430-7189 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477). (PR/TS)

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