Senior officers from the Serious Crime Unit will meet with members of the media at a news conference at 4pm this afternoon at the Hamilton Police Station “to address the two acts of violence which occurred last evening”.
This after a 52-year-old father lost his life in what was described as a fatal domestic incident at a home on St Mary’s Road in Warwick.
His 26-year-old son was arrested and detained shortly after the incident reported just after midnight and followed by a second caller, who “reported one of the individuals believed to be involved, was carrying a knife and that another person may have been injured”.
A police spokesman said earlier today that “as police headed to the scene they observed a male lying bleeding, in the roadway on St Mary’s Road and requested an ambulance.
“The 52-year-old male was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
“A 26-year-old male was taken into custody in connection with this incident.”
Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man sustained non-life threatening injuries when he was shot three times last night in the Happy Valley Road area of Pembroke.
“Not long after they received a call that a 29-year-old-male had been shot in a parking lot just east of Fort Hamilton,” the spokesman said.
“The victim was transported via private vehicle to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where at last check, he was undergoing surgery for his injuries which were not believed to be life threatening.”