Canadian man shot, paralyzed while on vacation in Barbados

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Canadian man shot, paralyzed while on vacation in Barbados
Canadian man shot, paralyzed while on vacation in Barbados

A Canadian visitor who was shot during a house invasion on Saturday is said to be paralysed from the shoulder down.

Ken Elliott, 65, a resident of Calgary, was shot around 9:25 p.m. while staying with family at Ealing Park, Christ Church.

His wife Linda Brooks told Global News Canada after her husband was shot, the bullet travelled from the shoulder through the lungs and lodged in the spine.

He still has use of his arms but can’t walk.

Elliott was airlifted from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he is being treated. He may require surgery to avoid infection, but Brooks said that was risky given the area where the bullet fragment is located.

A video circulating on social media showed the robbery.

Brooks gave a similar account, saying her sister-in-law went outside to smoke and saw the three masked men approaching. She ran inside and they followed. There was a brief fight before they fled, but one shot Elliott and another left a machete behind.

A friend started a gofundme page to aid in Elliott’s recovering. It has raised almost $8 000. (SAT)

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