‘Gravy’ released from hospital

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Shooting victim Laban ‘Gravy’ Benjamin was yesterday discharged from Mount St John’s Medical Centre. Police continue to question two individuals in connection with the incident.

Benjamin, who was sent home at 4 pm yesterday, told OBSERVER Media he was in good spirits, but uncertain when he would return to business in the city.

Meantime, Inspector William Holder said lawmen are continuing the probe and need help from the public to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We want people to know we are working hard on the case and every other case and we are pleading for you to work along with us, share information and help solve the crimes in the communities,” he said.

Anyone who would like to share information with police can call the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 462-3913 or 462-3914, Police Headquarters at 462-0125 or they can call or visit any other police station, the officer said.

A third man had been detained after the shooting Thursday night, but was released over the weekend, a senior police officer said Sunday.

Earlier police reports indicated that three men attacked Benjamin outside his All Saints home around 9:30 pm Thursday, just as he arrived home from a cricket match.

He previously said he fought off the trio, who opened fire when neighbours went to his aid, having heard his cries for help.

One of the bullets struck Benjamin in the chest.

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