Broadcaster Jay-Jay Feeney together with her brother, Poull Andersen, who was injured in a capturing in Auckland CBD early on March 5. Photograph / Provided
Radio host Jay-Jay Feeney says her brother stays in nice ache and is struggling to speak after he was shot yesterday in Auckland’s CBD.
Feeney’s brother Poull Andersen, 33, was getting a kebab when he and two women were shot shortly earlier than 2am on Saturday in Fort St, central Auckland.
Andersen had 22 metal pellets surgically faraway from his higher torso and face. Some have been in his lungs and one simply missed his coronary heart.
Docs left some pellets in his physique as a result of they have been so troublesome to take away, Feeney instructed the Herald.
Feeney is unable to go to her brother in hospital as a result of she is isolating at dwelling with Covid-19.
This morning, she referred to as to talk together with her brother however he solely lasted 41 seconds on the cellphone, she mentioned.
“I requested him, ‘How are you feeling at the moment?’ He replied, ‘Not good’. He was arduous to grasp. He mentioned, ‘I’ve to go. I am unable to speak. It is too arduous’,” Feeney mentioned.
“He has no vitality in any respect.”
However she was in a position to get an replace from her mum, who’s at his bedside.
“He’s actually in a number of ache and appears barely aware,” Feeney mentioned.
“The medical doctors say he has extra bullets [or] pellets in his physique, however they’re so tiny that it is arduous to take away all of them.”
They deliberate to depart the pellets in Andersen’s physique until they grew to become contaminated, which was inflicting him added stress.
A Givealittle fundraising page has been set as much as give Andersen, who’s self-employed, “one much less factor to fret about on the highway to restoration”.
Web page founder Lockie Flynn, Andersen’s long-time pal, wrote that “as a consequence of Covid laws we won’t bodily be there by his facet however we need to do every part we will to make this restoration simpler. Even when it is solely financially at this stage”.
Feeney mentioned her brother owned a enterprise, JDM Storage, the place he mounted up and modified sports activities vehicles. He must maintain paying hire on each his home and the storage – round $1600 per week – regardless of having no revenue whereas in hospital.
Due to privateness causes, Andersen had not been instructed something in regards to the different two ladies who have been additionally shot, which Feeney mentioned was “completely comprehensible”.
“All of us simply hope they will be okay,” she mentioned.
“The hospital employees are superb contemplating the loopy stress and workload they must cope with. They’ve my full respect.”
A spokeswoman for Auckland DHB mentioned all three sufferers who had been shot have been in a steady situation this morning.
Capturing ‘completely random’
Andersen yesterday instructed Feeney he was getting a kebab together with his girlfriend and one other pal shortly earlier than he was shot.
He heard a loud bang and collapsed on the bottom. He had no concept who the shooter was.
Feeney mentioned the capturing was “completely random, he [Andersen] did not even do something, simply occurred to be there”.
An 18-year-old man was arrested and was as a consequence of seem in Auckland District Courtroom on Saturday, going through three costs of wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt in relation to 2 individuals.
A witness yesterday mentioned areas on Fort St, Shortland St and Queen St have been blocked by police, and plenty of bystanders could possibly be seen close to Evan’s Kebab and Backpackers World Journey.
“Various bystanders had blood on their clothes, while others assisted police.”