Family Coping After Livity Shooting
It's all in God's hands
Sandy Coke, the sister of Leighton ‘Livity‘ Coke, says despite the recent attack on her brother and subsequent tension in west Kingston, she is leaving all things in the hands of God.
She says that her family is coping.
“All is well and we have been coping. With God in the vessel, all is well”, Sandy said. A Christian of seven years, Sandy says despite the developments, peace will be still.
“When God inna the vessel, man, it is great. I can assure you that, being with Christ now for seven years, we just have to pray that peace be still,” Sandy said.
The Portmore police said that they have a man in custody who turned up at the station claiming to be the owner of the motorcycle that was fingered in the attack on Livity.
According to the police, the alleged owner is a resident of Denham Town.
This development, which could add to tension in the already torn community, only appears to be a news bite for Sandy.
She told our news team, “That’s what the news seh, but I am not really sure of that.”
When asked by THE STAR if she was fearful of rising tension between Denham Town and Tivoli over the attack, she did not relent on her Biblical teaching.
Sandy said “With Christ within and when you have Jesus, you are fearful of nothing. So I just leave it and trust God to work and do whatever. God is on the job. Trust me, I am not scared of nothing. Just trust in God that peace will be still in our community.”
Sandy also informed the media that she has been in communication with her brother since the incident.
“Yes, he is making changes. He is OK,” she said.
The police have been keeping a watchful eye on west Kingston since Sunday’s shooting of Livity and a female companion after they made their way from the Hellshire Beach in St Catherine.
Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the constabulary communications unit, says the St Catherine police are leading the investigation and at this point the investigations are wide open.
Commander for West Kingston Superintendent, Howard Chambers, said that the police will continue to monitor the situation in west Kingston.
Members of the Mobile Reserve, and the Jamaica Defence Force are assisting the west Kingston police.