Marvin Williams, a construction worker, was shot in both legs last night during an alleged robbery on a job site.
The victim, said to be from Ottos, was at the Villa Primary School working with two other young men when a masked man allegedly approached him and told him to “empty ya pockets,” shortly before 8 pm.
The eye witnesses told OBSERVER media the gunman specifically targeted their 47-year-old co-worker and it appears he knew the shooter.
They said he was shot when he “was taking his own time” to give into the gunman’s demands.
Williams was shot in both the lower left and right legs.
When OBSERVER media visited the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, his legs were being bandaged and he was wearing an oxygen mask to assist with his breathing.
Relatives who were at the hospital said the incident last night may have stemmed from an earlier disagreement with the shooter who once worked with Williams.
At the time of the shooting, the construction workers were tiling the bathroom at the school, a job they hope to complete before the new school year starts in September.
Residents in the area rushed from their homes after hearing the gunshots. An ambulance took the injured man to the hospital.