Nurse fighting for her life after shooting left 1 dead, 3 injured

By Admin. Updated 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

A nurse, Rashida Parsons is currently fighting for her life after she was injured during a shooting incident on August 11, 2022.

According to medical sources, Ms. Parsons is in urgent need of blood at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

According to a police report, “preliminary investigations revealed that on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at about 2:00 a.m, patrons were attending a karaoke event at Trotman’s Depot in Arnos Vale when an unknown masked gunman approached a group of persons and opened fire.”

“Three persons namely; Elisha Wilson of Yamboo, Rosheda (Rashida) Parsons of Redemption Sharpes, and Tiffany Durrant of Richmond Hill received gunshots during the incident and were taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for medical attention,” the release added.

The release further stated:

Officers attached to the Calliaqua Police Station were alerted to the incident and later arrived on the scene.

The incident left Jeran Deroche of Frenches dead.

Deroche was pronounced dead on arrival at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

A postmortem examination is expected to be carried out on Deroche’s body to ascertain the exact cause of death. Investigations in the matter are ongoing.

The status of the two other injured persons was unknown up to press time.

The motive surrounding the shooting incident is unknown at the moment, police say.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding a report of a shooting incident, police say.

Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are encouraged to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crimes at telephone number 1-784-457-1211; the Officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1-784-456-1810; or the Officer in charge of the South-Central Division at 1-784-458-4200; or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. All information received would be treated confidentially. 

Deroche’s death marks the twenty-sixth homicide reported for 2022.

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