YEARS of quarrels and fights between members of two families came to a boil yesterday when a fight between a group of men ended with two of them being shot. One of the victims, a soldier, later died of his wounds.
Ravi Pooran who was in the thick of the melee, was shot in his stomach and up to press time, was warded in a critical condition awaiting emergency surgery. Shocked relatives who gathered at the hospital said that there are a number of reports lodged at the Gasparillo police station about the warring factions.
Unconfirmed reports are that Military Police Sgt Ken Palmer was involved in a heated altercation with a group of men related to his in-laws near his Dhalo Street, Gasparillo home, when at about 6.30 pm, one of the combatants pulled out a gun and fired several shots.