Jan 31, 2013 News Comments Off on East R/veldt man shot dead in D’Urban Street
A 47-year-old man was early yesterday morning shot dead at the corner of D’Urban and Hardina Streets, Wortmanville by a lone unmasked gunman.
The dead man has been identified as Allan Lloyd Profitt, of East La Penitence Squatting area. Reports are that the man was shot around 07:00 hours in the vicinity of the Banks DIH D’Urban Street outlet, Caesar’s Palace.
This publication was told that moments before the gunshot rang out Profitt was seen talking with the man who shot him.
One eyewitness said that it was customary every morning for a nearby bakery to give bread to ‘junkies’ in the area.
“I just go over the road and sit down and I see this man and me friend (Profitt) talking like they had a li’l vibes and then the man pull out a gun and do like if he going to lash me friend and then he just shoot he in he forehead and walk away.”
The wounded Profitt fell to the ground near to a cart which he used to transport scrap iron and other stuff he sold to make a living. The man’s body was left at the scene for some time, until police and undertakers arrived.
By this time several of the dead man’s relatives arrived on the scene to confirm what they were told. One of the man’s children-mother Lisa Niles said she got a phone call saying that he was killed and when she raced down to the scene she saw him lying on the ground. Niles said she last spoke to Profitt on Thursday.
“We were talking about our daughter but he didn’t say if he had any problem with anyone, so I don’t know why he get kill like this,” Niles said.
Niles said Profitt did odd jobs around town and stayed with his father in East Ruimveldt.
Another relative said that although Profitt was considered a ‘Junkie’ he was never a menace to society as he did odd jobs around the place and sold old bottles to make a living.
Up to press time yesterday no one was arrested.
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