The Ciceron child who was shot in the eye in October this year left Saint Lucia for Martinique Friday for medical treatment, accompanied by his mother.
The boy was nine years old at the time of the incident.
He is now ten.
The child’s mother, Renatta Henry, told Hot 7 Television News shortly before they departed by ferry for Martinique, that they hope Doctors in the French overseas territory will be able to remove the bullet.
“I want to thank everybody that helped me out,” she told the local television news channel.
Henry also expressed thanks in advance to those whom she anticipates will help her in the future.
“We will need more help,” she explained.
“We’re still trying with the funds – it’s a bit difficult because you know the situation with COVID,” Henry observed.
In an interview with St Lucia Times shortly after her son was shot, the mother had denied reports that the injury was the result of an accident.
It had been said that someone was playing with a gun that went off, resulting in the injury.
But Henry disclosed that her child was held by the neck and a gun was put to the boy’s temple.
She told St Lucia Times that the weapon discharged.
“He is heartless to do a child that,” Henry said of the male individual whom she disclosed had accosted her son.
Police arrested Kyle Austin, 18, of Ciceron, Castries in connection with the incident and charged him with maiming.
Headline photo: Renatta Henry and son (Courtesy Hot 7 News)