Three arrested for attempted murder

Police arrested a teenager and two other men for attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm following a shooting in George Town early Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Nevlaw Building on Shedden Road.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 4.25am reporting that shots had been fired and that a man had an injury to his hand.

According to police, medics and police officers responded and found a man with gun-shot wounds to his right hand and arm. The injuries were not life threatening.

The victim was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Police arrested the suspects – aged 17, 21 and 22 – within an hour of the shooting. As of Saturday afternoon, all three remained in custody and had not been charged.

‘These quick arrests demonstrate our commitment to actively pursue those who threaten the safety of our community with their violent, criminal acts,’ said Investigating Officer Detective Constable Dave Morrison.

‘We are appealing to members of the public to assist us by coming forward with any information they may have on the incident.’

DC Morrison can be contacted on 516-1045.

This is the third shooting in George Town in less than five weeks.

On 28 June, a 38-year-old man was shot in the hip in School Road. Six days later, 28-year-old Omar Barton Samuels was shot dead in the same area.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or 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.

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