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Mall fright


Mall fright

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A lone gunman sent scores of patrons and seven members of the blind community scampering after he opened fire in the food court yesterday at Sheraton Mall.

When the confusion eased and the gunman had fled across the car park, 33-year-old Damien Trotman, of Highlnd, near Foursquare, St Philip, lay in a pool of blood, dead from three gunshots to his head.

“It just goes to show that nowhere in Barbados right now you can be safe,” a scared former senator, now head of the National Disabilities Unit, Kerryann Ifill told THE NATION.

Lawmen quickly descended on the mall and cordoned it off, but not before several people had videotaped the aftermath of the incident with their phones. 

The 20th murder for the year occurred around 1:50 p.m. as the usual lunch time crowd was at the mall and a group of visually impaired people were about to embark on what was to be an An Afternoon Of Discovery.

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