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Stunned by deadly shooting

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Stunned by deadly shooting

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HERE TODAY, gone tomorrow.

These words have hit home for a group of family and friends liming at Archer’s Bay, St Lucy.

The men were remembering the life of 25-year-old Zico Bowen and how a bullet ended it on Saturday at Hope Road, St Lucy.

“The man shout me that day, and, come night time, that was it. I don’t really know how to deal with it when something like that happens so sudden. You hear about these things but it’s different when it happens to someone you know,” said one of the men, who did not wish to be identified.

Zico, a construction worker, lived at nearby Salmond with his grandmother. He had a younger sister but did not have any children. His uncle Dwight Bowen said the incident left him unable to sleep.

“I was so offset, I ain’t sleep yet. I’m just studying how it all played out,” he said.

The men described Zico as very quiet and a good fellow. They said he would shout them and move on as he did not usually lime with them, adding he loved animals and kept chickens and cows.

“Sometimes, you would not even know he’s around unless you hear his music playing from home. He didn’t use to go out looking for trouble,” a friend, who requested anonymity, said.

The DAILY NATION understands the former St Lucy Secondary School [now Daryll Jordan Secondary] student left home on Saturday around 1 p.m. after cleaning his house, washing clothes and playing with his sister. Police reported he was shot about 7:10 p.m., dying on the spot. (CA)

Read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.