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Bermudian ‘critical’ after New York double shooting

A Bermudian man wounded in a double shooting in New York on Monday remained in a critical condition in hospital last night.

The 28-year-old whom police have not named was shot in the chest in Queens, while his friend Vaughan (Bruggles) Allen was fatally gunned down.

A New York Police Department spokesman said yesterday: “The second victim is still in critical condition. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.”

Mr Allen's mother Myrnelle King, a teacher at Northlands Primary School, was due to fly to New York yesterday to bring her 30-year-old son's body home.

The father-of-three, from Warwick, was shot multiple times in the torso during what Ms King believes was an attempted robbery outside his home on 224th Street.

His three daughters aged nine, 11 and 12 and from Hamilton Parish were due to fly out to spend Christmas with him in New York, where he had lived for the past six years.

A Facebook tribute page RIP Bruggles aka Bermy Biggs was inundated with tributes yesterday.

Robyn J Bean wrote: “Although u will be missed by all, the blessing is u can now watch over us.”

Amba Smith said: “I still can't believe it. We share many memories and I will never forget any of them. You will always be remembered and be forever loved.”

The second victim is being treated at Jamaica Hospital in Queens and it is understood his mother was also planning to fly to New York yesterday.

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Published December 02, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 3:40 am)

Bermudian ‘critical’ after New York double shooting

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