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Father seeks help for son shot by a friend

By Emmanuel wise Jipoh 

The father of a 15-year-old boy, who was reportedly shot by a 17-year-old friend is appealing to government and philanthropists for financial assistance to enable him take his son abroad for advanced medication.

The suspect is currently in police custody, awaiting trial.

According to warrants obtained by NEW DAWN, 15-year-old Marcus Seeboe, sustained approximately three-degree wounds from 32 single barrel pellets around his head, when he was shot on August 21, 2022.

In narration to this paper, the father of the victim, Rev. Y. Weagba Seeboe, Jr., said his son had downloaded a gun app on his phone, at the request of the suspect and started playing the game as a teaser, but the suspect in question asked Marcus to perform the real action.

 “According to my son, the 17-year-old boy asked him if he knew how to shoot a gun, he said yes and downloaded the gun app on his phone and started playing the game. But the boy said no, the real gun, not the one in your phone.

The boy went inside the house and brought a single barrel pistol made in Guinea and subsequently tried it on my son’s head at a very close range. The entire single barrel shots entered in my son’s jaw and even went beyond,” Mr. Seeboe, Jr. narrated.

He stated that his son was immediately rushed to the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, where the victim spent 16 days, paying money to stabilize his health, but doctor advised that he seeks advanced treatment abroad. 

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Rev. Seeboe explained that doctors at the ELWA removed 15 pellets out of 32 from his son’s jaw and told him they have no equipment to carry out surgery to remove the balance shots from his jaw. Meanwhile, the 17- year-old suspect is currently in Police custody, facing interrogation. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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