Three arrested in shooting

Three people were arrested this weekend in connection with a shooting that injured three men on Eastern Avenue Friday night.

The shooting victims, aged 32, 30 and 24 were all taken to the Cayman Islands hospital shortly after the gunfire erupted around 8pm Friday near the Corner Restaurant.

Scene of Friday nights shooting

Scene of Friday nights shooting

Two of the shooting victims have been treated and released from hospital. The third victim remained hospitalised but was expected to survive.

Royal Cayman Islands Police were treating the incident as an attempted murder.

No charges had been filed at press time against any of the three individuals who were arrested.

Hundreds of on-lookers gathered around the crime scene Friday night. Police cordoned off a small area of Eastern between School Road and Godfrey Nixon Way and used overhead lights to scan the area for shell casings.

Officers also appeared to be inspecting an alley beside the restaurant for clues.

There was no word as to what might have led to Friday’s shooting.

Friday’s violence is the latest shooting incident Grand Cayman has seen in recent weeks.

It is the second triple shooting in the last five weeks. On 8 July, three young men were shot in West Bay. One of them, 20-year-old Marcus Ebanks, died.

Shots were fired Sunday, 9 August at the Spotts-area home of Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale. No one was hurt.

In early July, 28-year-old Omar Samuels was killed in a shooting in Central George Town.

No criminal charges have been filed in any of the cases.

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