What started out as a usual lime with friends, almost ended in tragedy for 22-year-old Chad Wright last night.
The Manderly Garden, St Philip resident was hanging out not far away from his home in St Martin, in the same parish, around 9:10 last night when bandits struck.
Wright vividly recalled that the three attackers all wore masks, but said only two had guns with one of the armed bandits immediately making clear his intentions.
“He tell me, give he everything I got. I tell he I ain’t got [nothing], so he cock he gun and take up my bag and another fella bag and he shoot me, then run off,” Wright told Barbados TODAY this afternoon as he recalled the brief ordeal.
Still conscious of all that was going on around him, Wright, who was shot in the leg, also recalled seeing one of the attackers getting into a car and driving off.
“I walk out to the front road, I tell my partner, ‘I get shoot’ and I sat down and wait till the ambulance come,” the shooting victim said, while suggesting that the attack came as a complete surprise and that it was over in no time.
Wright, who has been living in the area for approximately a year with his mother and brother, was admittedly caught off guard by the attack.
He said he was accustomed to liming in St Martin on evenings and did not think that he had done anything to merit him becoming a shooting target for anyone.
In fact, he said he generally spent most of his free time at home.
“I just go outside on evenings to relax and cool myself,” he added.
Ironically, last night’s armed robbery occurred minutes after the electricity returned after an island wide power outage.
Police today reported that the attackers made off with a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of money.
They also appealed to anyone with formation that can assist them with their investigations to contact the District ‘C’ Police Station at 416-8200, or 416-8201; police emergency number 211; Crime Stoppers at 1-800 TIPS or the nearest police station.