One man has died and another was seriously injured following a shooting which occurred at around 10.30pm Saturday.
The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had heard shots fired on Eastern Avenue in the vicinity of ShirReynolds nightclub. Police responded to the scene and found that a 17-year-old man had been shot and had collapsed not far from the nightclub.
The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
While officers were investigating the crime scene a second victim arrived at the hospital suffering from a gun shot wound. The 22-year-old man had been taken to the hospital by a private vehicle. His condition is said to be critical.
“This is an extremely serious incident,” said Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Kim Evans. “We have a number of detectives working on the case who would like to hear from anyone with information about the incident. A young man has lost his life, and its important that if people have information they come forward.”
Scenes of crime officers are processing the crime scene, a number of statements have been taken and the major incident room has been opened at George Town Police Station. A post mortem is being arranged for the deceased.
During the course of investigations at the scene, in two separate incidents, two men aged 28 and 21 had to be arrested for obstructing police after refusing to comply with police instructions to leave the cordoned area. One man actually ran into the crime scene and had to be restrained by officers.
The immediate area around the crime scene and a wider area which may hold important evidence remained restricted to pedestrians and vehicles for much of Sunday while police carried out various investigations.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to speak with a police officer is asked to contact detectives on 949-4222 or a number of dedicated cell phones; 926-1773, 925-7240, 926-3975 or 925-6761. People can also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.