And though there has not been any homicides recorded in the past couple months, recent gun related activities have sharpened the concerns of the local law enforcement agencies.
At present, the Violent Crime Unit (VCU) is investigating a daylight shooting incident which occurred Thursday 12th December, 2013, in Cayon.
They reported that 24 year old Akil Anthony Cunningham of Cayon, who stated that he was attacked by two (2) armed assailants, was injured.
Also of major concern to the police is the number of dangerous weapons, including guns and ammunition that are likely to hit the streets for the festive season. It was only recently that police arrested and charged Steve Adams of Sandy Point, Jeovanni Hodge of The Alley Sandy Point, Bertanio Marsham of Half Way Tree and Candis Norford of Upper Shaw Avenue for possession of one (1) shot gun cartridge, in Half Way Tree.
Commissioner Walwyn has therefore issued a plea to the public in the twin-island state to partner with the police in helping to reduce gun crimes in their community.
Following the Cayon incident, Walwyn pleaded, “Please report where these guns are hidden before more of our children or innocent bystanders are hurt.” Our sons are shooting each other; we need to intervene as a community, and help bring an end to this inter community violence.”
Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember you do not have to give your personal information and you may be eligible to receive a reward, said a police release.