Signs of recovery in shot bus driver

St. John’s Antigua- There’s been at least one sign of improvement in the condition of shot bus driver Erie Allen who, for the first time since Monday night’s incident, briefly opened his eyes yesterday afternoon.

That’s the word from a relative who said the 34 year old remained in a very critical condition in intensive care at Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).

Allen, of Liberta, was still on life support up to last night, and had to be given more O positive blood as his treatment continues.

He was shot in the abdomen and the bullets apparently caused damage to his kidneys and other organs, a relative said earlier.

The incident occurred around 7:30 pm Monday as Allen arrived home from work plying the All Saints route.

As he parked his passenger vehicle, BUS 93, two masked men reportedly attacked him, police said.

Allen is said to have struggled with the men, who were armed with guns.

They shot him multiple times and robbed him of a gold chain and his money bag which was found some distance from the scene. The cash reportedly appeared intact.

Police are still hunting the criminals who reportedly fled the scene on foot.