July 26, 2021
THE former girlfriend of a man who was shot and killed in the Carmichael area on Friday night believes he was a victim of mistaken identity.
While officials have not yet released the man’s name, Magalie Petit-Blanc, the mother of the victim’s two-year-old child, said he is 23-year-old Sammy Pierre.
His death has shocked everyone who knew him, she said.
Police said they were called to a shooting incident that occurred on Montgomery Avenue, Flamingo Gardens shortly after 10pm Friday.
Upon their arrival, they found an unresponsive adult male lying on the western side of the street with apparent gunshot wounds.
When Emergency Medical Services visited the scene, they examined the body and pronounced the man lifeless.
“Initial investigations revealed that the victim was walking along Montgomery Avenue when he was approached by a lone gunman who discharged the weapon in his direction, fatally wounding him,” police reported. “The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction”.
When The Tribune yesterday visited the scene, Ms Petit-Blanc said she was heartbroken upon hearing the news of her ex-boyfriend’s death.
Speaking through an interpreter, the young mother said Mr Pierre was adopted and “didn’t really have any family” in the country. She also described him as a “fun person” who adored his daughter.
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