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Shot woman: They’re giving area a bad name

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Shot woman: They’re giving area a bad name

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SHERMA GEORGE is adamant that people not from Gall Hill, Christ Church, are giving the district a bad name.
    She was one of three people injured when gunmen opened fire on her home New Year’s Day.
    It was not a case of people in Gall Hill shooting each other, she said.
    “There are young boys from places like Silver Hill and Lodge Hill coming here and doing XXXXX,” she maintained.
    George, 29, was speaking to the SATURDAY SUN yesterday as police were in the area speaking to residents as part of a community outreach programme.
    George said she had been living in fear since the first day of 2011 and only now she was starting to sleep more comfortably. She described that day.
        “I had just brought in my little boy from outside and was checking on the baby when I heard the shots. I screamed and ran to the door to shut it when I got shot in the foot,” she said.
     George said she was angry about the violence in Barbados, especially so close to her children, who are still afraid and ask her about her injury.
    But she is also angry at the police, who she said were not patrolling the area enough and had recently overseen the cutting of trees in the neighbourhood where people used to lime.
    “That place was vacant after the shooting, only now people were  building courage to go back out but where will they go now? That was a place we could go and talk about things and now it’s gone,” she said. (CA)