Police confirmed today that two people are currently in custody in connection with the shooting of a 33-year-old man in broad daylight, shortly after 5pm on Friday on Middle Road in Warwick.

Speaking at a news conference at the scene of this latest firearms incident, Detective Inspector Kenten Trott said jewellery had been taken off the victim in the attack, which occurred around 5.20pm in a “busy commercial and residential area”, with children in the “immediate vicinity”.

“The suspects in this matter had no regards for anyone when they committed this senseless act,” he said.

The Serious Crime Unit officer said two suspects left the scene of the crime in a car while a third suspect escaped on foot towards St Mary’s Road.
The victim remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of a single “gunshot wound to the upper torso”.

Police executed “a number of warrants” at different locations that resulted in two people now assisting police with the investigation.

“This happened in the middle of the afternoon in a busy area,” said Mr Trott.

“There were a number of people present and some were visibly upset about what took place.”

The first suspect was described as tall, of slim build, light skinned, wearing a black and tan jacket with gloves, dark trousers and sneakers.

The second wassaid to be short, of slim build, dark skinned and wearing a black short-sleeved shirt, dark trousers and sneakers.

The third suspect was described as light skinned, wearing a white T-shirt with dark trousers.

“We’re looking at all aspects of potentially what happened, where it happened, why it happened — everything like that,” Mr Trott added.

He also thanked those who had come forward to assist during the early stages of this investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist is urged to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739, the police call centre on 211, or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.