The police have yet to make a breakthrough in the shooting death of 29-year-old paraplegic, Oberie Forrester of Wellington Street, Falmouth, Trelawny.
The wheelchair bound Forrester, also known as ‘Johnathan’ and ‘John Hype’, was killed about 1:50 last Friday morning by unknown assailants who attacked him at the intersection of Pitt and Duke Streets in the town.
According to police reports, Forrester was in the process of returning home, being assisted by a female companion who was pushing the chair, when explosions were heard. The police were called and on their arrival, he was found suffering from gunshot wounds.
The police relate that no motive has been established for the fatal shooting.
This is the third time that Forrester has been shot, with the first incident said to have placed him in the wheelchair. However, as fate would have it, he was not so fortunate as the first two encounters.
Information suggests that while he was shot at the intersection of Pitt and Duke Streets, he managed to get a few meters to Victoria Street where he collapsed out of the wheelchair into the street.