The family of a nine year old boy who was shot in the eye on Saturday afternoon is considering a fundraising venture to get money to pay for his treatment overseas, a relative says.
The boy was shot when a gun in the hands of a man went off.
“His eyeball came out,” the relative disclosed.
The child has since been released from hospital, but the bullet is still lodged in the eye, according to the relative who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“They are trying to raise funds so he can go to Martinique to have the bullet removed,” the family member told St Lucia Times.
“He is doing better – he is a strong little boy,” the relative declared.
“He lost the eye. They said in two weeks time they have to replace it with a dolly eye,” it was explained.
Police announced Tuesday morning that they have taken one man into custody in connection with the shooting of the nine-year old boy in Ciceron.
Superintendent of Police with responsibility for Crime Management, George Nicholas, told a news conference that charges are expected to be laid shortly.