Grocer and father fights for life in hospital after being gunned down in Cascais

Grocer and father fights for life in hospital after being gunned down in Cascais

A 36-year-old supermarket owner is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in the head and chest in a Christmas Eve raid on his Cascais business.
According to news reports, the Chinese man had his three-month-old baby son in his arms as the two armed men entered his minimarket in the area on Avenida Francisca Lindoso known as Mataraque.
As soon as he realised what the men wanted, the Chinese man is understood to have passed his little son to a shop assistant and grabbed a basket, which he then hurled in the men’s direction.
It was at this point that one of them let off two shots which hit the supermarket owner in the head and chest.
Last night, the young father was reported to be in a critical condition in Lisbon’s Santa Maria hospital.
Emergency surgery has already managed to extract one bullet, which news reports say will now be pivotal in identifying the gunman.
According to Correio da Manhã, the man is understood to have been a customer. Even though the victim was seriously injured, he was apparently conscious enough to pass this information on to INEM rescue workers.
Meantime, PJ police are on the trail of the robbers, who fled the scene taking nothing with them.