One receives gun shot wound

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has begun an investigation after a 40-year-old man sustained a gun shot wound last night (Thursday, January 9).

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at approximately 10.40pm from a woman reporting that a man had been shot near Super Cs restaurant in West Bay.

Police and medics responded to the scene. Prior to the arrival of the emergency services the victim was taken to hospital by private car. The victim remains in hospital, where his condition is said to be critical but stable.

“It is unfortunate that this has happened and has somewhat marred the good reputation West Bay was developing due to a reduction in serious incidents,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Angelique Howell. “But I can assure everyone that we are doing all we can to bring a quick resolution to this incident and I urge everyone to go about their daily lives as normal and not allow this unfortunate situation to hinder them.”

Chief Inspector Howell also called for anyone who was in the area of Watercourse Road or Boatswain Bay Road who may have seen or heard something important to contact West Bay CID on 949-3999 or Crime Stoppers. 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