Leon Savery, one of the 4 men who was shot on Angel Lane, on September 17, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, almost 6 week later. Savery’s injury was not considered life-threatening at the initial stages, but over the course of his treatment at the hospital, he suffered severe complications, and his health took a turn for the worst.
The 28 year-old Belama resident was hanging out with 26 year-old John Aviles, 30 year-old Mark Alamilla, and 28 year-old Nigel Ferguson at Aviles’ house on Angel Lane at around 9 p.m. It is unclear what motivated the mass shooting of these men, which at the time was the 4th in 8 hours. Investigators believed that these shootings were all connected due to retaliations for the murder of a relative of a George Street affiliate.
Whatever the motive was, these 4 men were socializing when a vehicle drove up Angel Lane. A man then exited the vehicle and opened fire on all 4 of them. John Aviles was fatally injured, and he died an hour after the shooting. His 3 other companions survived the attack, and Savery suffered the least life-threatening injury.
He was injured in the buttocks, and it was expected that he would make a full recovery, but unfortunately, the bullet travelled up into his midsection.
Doctors conducted numerous surgeries to try to remove it, but they were unable to do so. It caused complications to his health and on Monday, October 27, at around 8 pm, he passed away from pneumonia. He was one of 8 persons shot on that day, and he becomes the fourth person to die in a series of 4 shootings that day.