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Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00

Tajah Staine, 19 year-old, and resident of Gladden Street, is receiving treatment at the KHMH after she was shot by a gunman on New Year’s Eve, an assailant who she has told police is her first cousin. That relative has since been remanded for the attack.

 At around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Staine’s mother sent her on an errand, and while she was on her way out of the yard, a gunman ambushed her and gunned her down right inside her yard. When she fell to the ground, the assailant stood over her and shot her 6 more times to the chest, left shoulder, and left leg.

 The gunman escaped and left her to die, but fortunately, her mother looked outside the house in time and saw Staine on the ground. She managed to rush her daughter to the hospital, and with the intervention of the medical professionals at the KHMH, she survived the attack.

 Tajah Staine has told police investigators that it is her 16 year-old cousin who tried to kill her. That 16 year-old was arrested and charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, and dangerous harm. He was taken to family court and due to the serious nature of the offences, he was remanded to the Wagner’s Youth Facility until his next court date, which is scheduled for February 4.