(CMR) The RCIPS has confirmed that on Sunday evening, 15 October, police responded to three separate reports of incidents involving firearms, with two men turning up at hospital with gunshot wounds.
Reports from the RCIPS are that at around 7:20 pm, police attended the George Town Hospital, where two men presented to medical staff with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The incident was reported to have taken place around Tropical Gardens and was not reported to police by the individuals at the time it occurred.
One man received medical treatment for a wound to his hand, the other for a wound to his leg. Police are investigating the incident.
At around 7:40 pm, police responded to a report of gunshots in the vicinity of Kings Road, West Bay. On arriving at the scene police spoke with a number of individuals in the vicinity and received no corroboration of the report. Police were told the sound may have been a car backfiring.
Finally, at around 8.30 pm, police responded to a report of shots being fired at a bar on Shedden Road, in the vicinity of North Sound Road, where it was stated that a man at the location had sustained facial injuries. Firearm Response Unit officers arrived at the scene within five minutes, where police attended to the man with the facial injuries and observed that they did not appear to be a result of a firearm.
Further investigation into this incident revealed that an altercation had taken place, and as a result, shots were fired in the air. The other involved persons were believed to have departed the location prior to police arrival.
Police are investigating all three incidents. If anyone has any information regarding any of the incidents, they are encouraged to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Alternatively, tips may be submitted through the RCIPS' Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or on their website. Anonymous tips may also be submitted through Cayman Crime Stoppers online.