Teenager Kimberly Mahangoo, who was wounded by a gunman who shot dead her mother on Thursday night, opened her eyes yesterday.
And she asked relatives whether her mother had survived the shooting.
Mahangoo, 15, remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Her mother, Sherlene Mahangoo-Charles, 37, was shot dead by a jilted lover, three days after being chopped about the body.
An autopsy performed at the
Forensic Science Centre in Fede-
ration Park on Friday found the
mother of four suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder and head.
The teenager was shot in the hip, shoulder and hand, relatives said.
Her grandfather, Ashuk Mahangoo, said, “My daughters went to visit her in the hospital because I was busy making funeral arrangements. They said she opened her eyes and asked about her mother. She is a smart girl; she knows her mother is dead.”
Mahangoo-Charles and her daughter were awoken by a crashing sound at their Tarodale Heights, Ste Madeleine, home on Sunday night. Her seven-year-old son was asleep in the bedroom. Her sisters, twins Ann Marie and Marie, who moved in following the cutlass attack on Sunday night, were asleep in another room.
Relatives said Mahangoo-Charles walked into the living room and found the man standing with a gun. He fired several shots, hitting Mahangoo-Charles in the head. She died at the scene.
The gunman then ran into the bedroom and shot the teenager.
Ashuk Mahangoo said the suspect had threatened to kill his daughter.
“He told my sons he going to do this and then kill himself. But we didn’t think he would really do it,” he said.
Police were still searching for the
35-year-old suspect last evening.