One dead in Next Level shooting

An overnight shooting inside a West Bay Road nightclub killed one man and put another in hospital Thursday.


The scene of the crime early Thursday morning outside the Next Level. Photo: Brent Fuller

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call around 1.30am reporting that shots had been fired inside the Next Level nightclub

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers found a man in his thirties inside the club who had received fatal gun shot wounds. A second victim, a man in his late twenties, was located at the rear of the club suffering from a gun shot wound to his abdomen.

The second man is hospitalized in stable condition.

‘We need to find out who did this and we need those who were present to help us,’ said Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett. ‘There were many people in the club last night and we need them to come forward and tell us what they saw.’

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was inside the nightclub who has information about what took place. They would also like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of the club who may have seen the offender or offenders leaving the area.

‘Did you see someone leaving the area or a car driving away, perhaps at high speed?’ asked Mr Kennett. ‘If you did, please come forward.’

Anyone with information about the shooting can pass it on to police in a number of ways; people can speak with an officer they know and trust, they can reach George Town detectives on 949-4222, they can leave information on an anonymous voicemail service by calling 949-7777 or they can call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).