The family of 15-year-old Marcus Seeboe, who sustained wounds from 32 single barrel pellets around his head, is calling on the public to assist their son seek advanced treatment abroad; in order to remove the remaining pellets, reconstruct his jaw bones and conduct a proper plastics surgery on his face.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend in Monrovia, the father of little Marcus Seeboe, Father, Rev. Y. Weagba Seeboe Jr. said his son was shot by a 17-year-old boy at their 72nd Boulevard Community home on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
“According to my son, the 17-year-old boy asked him, if he knew how to shoot a gun, he said yes and downloaded the gun app on his phone and started playing the game. But the boy said no the real gun not the one in his phone.
The boy went inside the house and brought a single barrel pistol made in Guinea and subsequently tried it on my son’s head in a very close range. The entire single barrel shots entered in my son’s jaw and even went beyond,” Mr. Seeboe Jr. narrated.
Going further, Rev. Weagba stated that his son was immediately rushed to the ELWA Hospital where he spent 16 days paying to stabilize his health but was advised by the doctor to seek advanced treatment in a foreign nation.
He said the doctors at the ELWA managed to remove 15 pellets out of 32 from his son’s jaw and told him they have no equipment to carry out surgery to remove the balance shots from his jaw.
However, the Father of the 15 years old survivor told the newsmen that the 17 years old perpetrator is currently under Police custody undergoing investigation.