Why me?


As national hockey player Cyprian Payne reclines on his bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, tenderly cradling his broken left arm, he asks the one question for which he has not yet received an answer: “Why me?”

On September 19, about 3 a.m., the 28-year-old and his girlfriend were roused from slumber because of a fire on the verandah of her Bank Hall, St Michael home.

Payne told the DAILY NATION in an interview he was unable to remember every detail, but recalled that when he went outside to investigate the reason for the ruckus, he was greeted by a firebomb and a spray of bullets. As he tried to escape the shots, he was hit six times in the back and left fighting for his life.

“I know from the time people hear a young fellow get shoot they automatically think he deserves it ’cause he is a bad man, [but] I never used to get in any trouble or anything with nobody. I spent my time with my little man, training for hockey and playing cricket.” (SDB Media)

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