Police are today investigating yet another shooting incident – this time in the Mount Hill Road area of Pembroke, where a 21-year-old man was shot and treated in hospital.
Police say the incident occurred shortly before 8:30pm last night (Dec 29), when they received several 911 calls reporting gunshots.
“Early indications are that a 21-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound and was transported via private vehicle to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries,” a spokesman said.
Traffic controls were set up at junctions in the surrounding area that caused delays with residents getting to their homes.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding,” he added.
At last check, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith said that the injured man was in a stable condition and that his injuries were not considered to be life threatening.
He also stated that police were interested in two people dressed in black who left the scene on a bike shortly after the shooting.
“As a result of the investigation, there were two persons that travelled along Mount Hill on a motorcycle,” he said.
“We know that the passenger of the bike is the suspected shooter and the direction of travel was the Berkeley School [Institute]. This appeal is for persons in the area who would have heard, who would have seen or who have any knowledge of this shooting to make contact with us.”
Meanwhile, another man received hospital treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg. He was stopped by police on Middle Road in Warwick, while heading for the hospital around 1am yesterday.
But it is not known whether or not these two latest incidents are linked.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stableford, of the Serious Crime Unit, said he told police that he was shot while “riding his motorcycle at the junction of Cambridge Road and Somerset Road in Sandys”.
But area residents say they heard no shots fired in that area.
In any case, his injuries “are not believed to be life threatening as he continues to receive treatment in hospital”.
Police are also investigating another firearms incident near Deepdale Road East and Parsons Road in Pembroke.
Mr Stableford said: “After forensic examination of the area, a number of rounds of ammunition were recovered.”
Two people on a motorcycle were seen travelling along Deepdale Road East, towards Happy Valley Road, Pembroke.
Police are now appealing for anyone who may have information on any of these incidents, to call 211, the confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800 8477, or the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739.