Pandemonium gripped residents around Bowling Street Kingtom yesterday when gun shots were heard in the early hours of the day in the area. It later proved that a British national – Nick Forster was shot dead allegedly by armed robbers in his house.
Reports say the British national came into the country just under a week ago with plans to invest in the Country and was housed with his Jamaican friend Julian Johnston and two others along with a Sierra Leonean at 34 Bowling street where he was seemingly murdered in cold blood.
Residents on Bowling Street say they were rudely wakened from their sleep by sounds of rapid gunfire which shocked and frightened then.
They disclosed that the armed robbers first attacked the last house at the intersection of Hennessey street and Bowling street just after the Cupid Hospital probably missing their target. From there, they explained that the armed men continued firing rapidly until they got on to No34 where a loud noise and a big bang were later heard.
One resident described the incidence as real armed robbery and said their street had been so since the 80s.
They described the British national as peaceful and friendly who despite just coming a week ago was loved by many on the street.
The deceased, according to residents on the street had just off-loaded his 20ft container loaded with computers and accessories for investment in the country.
Some told Awoko that a Sierra Leonean national whose name was not given had brought them to invest in the country.
Despite a main Police Barracks being close to the scene of crime, residents further explained that the Police arrived only after the armed robbers had finished their deed.
According to the police, the Jamaican, Julian Johnston explained to the Police what he knew saying that he received a call from his girl friend named Tiana Samba who works at a hotel that she will be seeing him at 3: am.
He said when he heard a noise at the gate; he rushed to open it thinking it was his girl friend only to be later placed under gun point by the armed robbers who asked him where he kept his money.
From there, the Police said the Jamaican narrated, how the armed robbers took him to the room where the deceased was and where he was shot at close range.
The armed robbers took away money and some of the computers.
The body of the British national was later taken by Police investigators to the mortuary whilst investigations in to the matter continue.
By Ishmael Bayoh