A 58-year-old grandmother, who was shot by a stray bullet while lying on her couch at her Pleasantville home almost two weeks ago, has succumbed to her injuries.
Charmayne Gray died on Wednesday evening at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Complaining about the crime situation yesterday, her son Adrian Williams, 31, called for justice.
He said his mother, whose right leg was amputated above the knee due to complications from diabetes a few years ago, did not deserve to die that way.
The incident took place around 10 pm on February 4.
He recalled that a car with men drove down the street near the family’s Cherry Drive, Blitz Village, home shooting at random
He was outside when someone shouted that his mother was shot.
When he ran inside he found her bleeding from a gunshot wound to her buttocks in the living room.
“The bullet pass through the house, through the bedroom and hit her on the couch,” he said.
Williams said they rushed her to the hospital where she underwent surgery and was warded at the High Dependency Unit. Williams said they were told that the bullet ripped through her bladder, kidney and intestines.
He said his mother took a turn for the worse around the fifth day in the hospital.
“She was up talking and then around the fifth day she get unconscious like she get a stroke because the right hand wasn’t moving.”
Williams said they would sometimes hear shots in the area, but it was the first time there was a shooting so close to their home.
Gray, who had six children (one deceased) and 14 grandchildren, lived there with Williams, his girlfriend Lydia Charles, their four children ages four to 11 years old, and her other son.
Officers of the Mon Repos Police Station are investigating.
Reporter: Sascha Wilson