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The deceased, Ronald Deshong.
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The parents of a Gibson Corner man are trying to find answers as to how he sustained the injuries that claimed his life on a night that he had reportedly gone to hang out with friends.

Seldine John aka Keisha, of Yambou, told iWitness News, on Wednesday, that the dead man is her son, Ronald Deshong, 21, of Gibson Corner, who lived in the West Kingstown community with his father, Oswald Deshong.

John said that a woman who was in a taxi on her way home around 5 a.m. on Saturday said she saw Deshong lying at the side of the road near the Fundamental Bible Church in Gibson Corner.

John said the woman said that when she checked on Deshong — who she did not know — she realised he was injured and was struggling to breathe, apparently choking on his own blood.

She called the ambulance and Deshong was taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH), located about a mile away, where he remained unconscious until his death on Monday.

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John told iWitness News that doctors initially surmised that John might have been struck by a vehicle but later concluded that he had been struck in the head with an object.

The mother said police have launched an investigation into the incident and an autopsy will be conducted on her son’s body on Thursday.

She said that doctor’s told her that Deshong had suffered brain injury.

“Based on what they saw, they concluded that someone had attacked him,” John told iWitness News. 

“The impact of what happened damaged his brain so he was unconscious the whole time.”

The mother said she was alerted to the development when Deshong’s father called her around 5:15 a.m. Saturday. 

She said that her son’s father told her that two guys — reportedly friends with whom Deshong had been hanging out earlier that night — went to his home, saying they had found him injured at the side of the road.

John told iWitness News that she has since learnt that her son had been hanging out in Kingstown at the bar previously known as Biker Bar, near MCMH. 

She said she did not know what time or with whom he left the bar, although he reportedly was there with friends.

The mother said that the woman who  found her son at the side of the road, visited him in hospital and met his father.

“She said the friends came while she was there at the roadside,” John told iWitness News. 

John said she was present when her son died and she is left with many questions. 

“I don’t know who the friends are that he was hanging out with at the bar. My focus was on him getting the treatment he needed. I did not even try to get any other information,” she said of her focus immediately after her son was found injured at the roadside. 

“As a mother, it has to tear any mother apart knowing that they just lost their child like that. I really don’t know what to say. But all I can say, there is a God. It is well. It is well,” John told iWitness News. 

20 replies on “Gibson Corner man dies after being found injured at roadside”

  1. So sad.my heart goes out to this mother. Some friends does carry you but don’t bring you back .

  2. Rishatha Nicholls says:

    I was at the hospital on Monday too when I heard the screaming, when I checked it was this same young man had just passed away. The screams were his mom and other family members, it was hard for me although I didnot know them. This is a real tragedy and I really felt it for the family..My condolences to his parents and other family members.

  3. sherisebrowne says:

    so sad RIP My friend My condolences goes out to his entire family continue to rest in peace 😢😢😢😢💔💔💔💔

  4. Akilah Greene says:

    Wow they cant hide from God they will face judgment just pray I feel it many mother cry for therere sons last and this year i always say i dont want a sin and God gave me a daughter strong mothers have sons amso coward my heart would give out

  5. Omg. Am lost for words.. Friends Friends are boy. But God see everything be strong mummy God got you.

  6. These killings in Saint vincent is getting out of hand. You all are damaging the face of Saint Vincent.

  7. In times like these we need the LORD OF HOST. As a nation d time is now. There is none to turn to in these times of wickedness for comfort. But the Lord is able. Christ soon return.

    As a mother I weep with you. I pray you be comforted by Gods love.

  8. Police should interrogate the lady who found him she might not be a suspect. But you never know..sad do.. My heart goes out to the mom..my sincere sympathy to the family 👪

  9. My condolences to both mother and father I pray that God givr you the strength you need at this sad and difficult time. May your beloved son Soul rest in eternal peace. 🙏🙏🙏

  10. Fidus Acahtes says:

    Vincy people becoming more cold hearted that it’s not even fun to make fun with your own friends these days.
    Vincy people ah way mek alyo ah come wicked so????
    Where are all of these wickedness coming from.
    God wrath soon come down pon alyo.

  11. Much of this murder mayhem is as a result of the volume of GRAPHIC violence shown on channels like Netflix today. Folks are becoming increasingly desensitized to blood and gore.
    The impact of Hollywood can not be dismissed.
    Feed the young on a steady diet of graphic gratuitous violence and the result for the weak or depraved is sadistic and extreme antisocial behavior. Need I mention psychosis caused by marijuana for too many?
    Just saying.

  12. My sincere condolences to the family of this young man. I urge everyone to take life seriously. It is a gift from God. Only God can give life. How dare others take it away.
    Young people and older ones too, remember the day of reckoning is coming. We all must give account for the things that we have done.

  13. Plain Truth says:

    He is barely a man, 21 years old is basically still a youth. This is so sad. That poor child. May is soul rest in peace and I hope they find who did this to him. God don’t sleep.

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