The 13 year old who was shot dead in Desrameaux, Gros Islet, on Saturday was ‘excited’ about the prospect of returning to school Monday, his mother, Natalie Edward, has disclosed.
Edward said that her son, Rohan Greg Louison, had been bought new footwear the day before he died.
She recalled that the deceased had returned from church when his cousins and nephews broke the news to him that his father had bought him a second bicycle.
Edward said she was told that her son was going to get a flat tyre fixed when tragedy struck.
13 year old Louison and Edward’s 19 year old nephew, Callis Benjamin, were both shot dead on Saturday afternoon.
“What I understood, I don’t know how true it is, I understood – because the other one who got killed is my nephew – I understood there was an exchange of words and bullets started firing and my nephew ran. They shot him and they came back. They tell me my son was there looking at the people and they ask him: “Why are you watching?’ I don’t know if he answered or something so, but the one at the front send the gun at the back for a younger one and ask him to shoot him. I don’t know how true it is.”
Edward said the death of her son and her nephew on the same day was very painful and hard to bear.
The 13 year old, who would have been 14 this month, was a Form Two student of Vide Bouteille Secondary School.