George Town man shot – Murder Enquiry

George Town detectives have launched a murder enquiry after the body of a man was found in Sound Way, George Town, this morning, Tuesday 29 December 2009.

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Police have launched a murder enquiry after a 27 year old man’s body was found behind Welly’s Cool Spot early early Tuesday morning. Photo: Jewel Levy

About 8.30 a.m. this morning the body of a 27-year-old man was found lying close to Welly’s Cool Spot, Sound Way, George Town.

The man had sustained injuries consistent to gunshot wounds.

An extensive forensic examination of the scene is currently ongoing. Police officers are also conducting door-to-door enquiries to establish if anyone in the surrounding area has any information which could assist with the enquiry or help piece together the last movements of the deceased.

The identity of the deceased will be made available when formal identification has taken place and his next of kin have been made aware. A family liaison officer has been appointed by RCIPS to assist the victim’s next of kin.

A murder incident team, led by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kennett, will be based at the murder incident room which has been set up at George Town police station.

‘This young man lost his life in what can only be described as a very brutal way. ‘I have to stress that we do need the help of the public as we try to piece together the last few hours and minutes of the victim’s life’, said Mr. Kennett.

‘We have already started to gather vital information both from the forensic examination of the scene and from interviewing people who live in the surrounding area but I would appeal to anyone who has any information, and has not already been spoken to by the police, to come forward. Even if you feel the information you have is insignificant or trivial – please let us know it might be vitally important to the enquiry’.

Anyone with information can call the murder incident room at George Town police station direct on 244-2924 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

You can read more about this incident in Wednesday’s Caymanian Compass.