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Death hits home

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Death hits home

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THE SENSELESS MURDER of 49-year-old David Dottin in New York on Sunday night has left his Barbadian family shaken to the core.

Dottin, who grew up in Thornbury Hill, Christ Church, before emigrating to the Big Apple, died after being shot in the head in Herkimer Place, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, around 8:45 p.m. while with his two young sons.

He was rushed to the NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, but was later pronounced dead.

News of the former Parkinson Memorial Secondary School student’s murder quickly reached family members in Barbados, sending them into mourning.

Yesterday, tearful aunt Marcia Dottin spoke to the DAILY NATION at the family home. She said news of David’s sudden death had sent shockwaves through the family, who had grown accustomed to having him return home at least three times a year.

With gun violence escalating here, Dottin said she had tried to filter the constant crime reports happening in the country. However, she said David’s slaying had brought the issue right to the family’s doorsteps. (AD)

Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.