The Director of Public Prosecutions has ordered an inquest into the death of ten-year-old Christian Liverpool. Meanwhile, relatives have asked for space to deal with Christian’s death and the latest developments.

Guardian Media understands that the instructions were only given on Tuesday afternoon. The file was submitted by investigators on Tuesday morning for instructions on the way forward.The incident took place at about 8 pm on Thursday in a bedroom of the family’s home at Bernard Street in Arima.

Christian, who was a Standard Four pupil of Arima New Government Primary School, was shot in the face. Investigators said that a close male relative was arrested that same night after he allegedly went in hiding and was later found.

Police were said to be working on three theories which claimed that Christian was allegedly deliberately shot, he was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off and thirdly, Christian was allegedly shot during an attempt to disarm him. Christian’s aunt yesterday told the Guardian Media that the family is still very distraught and requested to be left alone “in peace.”

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant