One man shot and now hospitalized

Officers, responding to the scene came from the Stapleton and Basseterre Police Stations, while investigators from SSU, K9 Unit, VCU, and Crime Scene Unit rushed to the location.

Police officers of the SSU, K9 Unit, VCU, Crime Scene Unit, Stapleton and Basseterre Police Stations visited the scene and conducted investigations. 

This time the shooting has left one man in hospital receiving medical treatment from the wounds he suffered in the incident which police confirm occurred at New Road in the vicinity of the CONTEC Bus Stand.

The time of the shooting has been put by police as approximately 10:45 AM.

The Violent Crime Unit (VCU) disclosed that their initial investigations reveal that a number of workers who are employed in the People Empowerment Programme (PEP) were conducting their work when a silver motor car drove down the Boulevard.

The eyewitnesses told police that three (3) armed masked assailants exited the vehicle and discharged loaded fire arms at the group of men.

The assailants then got back into the vehicle and sped away, heading into the Shadwell area.

When the gun smoke settled, it was discovered that one man, identified as Glenford Percival, of a New Road address, was injured in his right shoulder.

He was taken to the hospital for medical attention where he is warded in stable condition, stated the police in a late afternoon release. 

Police are calling on anyone with information to contact the VCU at 467-1886, 467-1887, or 467-1888, the nearest police station, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). Remember, you do not have to provide your personal information and you may be eligible to receive a reward. 

With the coming busy and festive Emancipation and Culturama weekend, both police and residents are becoming concerned about public safety.

 

 

 

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