Three gun offences in four days

Police are investigating three
incidents involving firearms, including shots fired in George Town early Monday
and threats made to a customer at a barbershop on Friday night.

Police on Monday morning collected
spent shell casings from School Road and Myles Lane after reports of shots
fired in the area.

About 1.15am on Monday morning,
police responded to a report of shots being fired in School Road and, on
arrival, discovered that a parked car had been hit by a bullet. They recovered a
number of spent cartridges nearby, and also in the Myles Lane area.

On Friday night, according to
police, a gunman entered Mr. G’s Barber Shop on Eastern Avenue around 7.50pm on
Friday night and threatened a man with the gun before running away.

Police did not say if the incidents
were related.

Chief Superintendent John Jones
said the increasing use of firearms in Cayman was “completely unacceptable”.

“On Friday night we had a man
threatened with a firearm within a barber shop in Eastern Avenue. The
information we have at the present time is that this was not a random attack,”
he said.

He appealed to the public to come
forward and help police with inquiries.

“There is no doubt that the people
involved in many of these incidents know who the perpetrators are but, for
whatever reason, they do not want to provide us with statements or tell us who
was involved.

“This tit-for-tat must stop now or
the consequences for the people involved, or innocent bystanders, could be
fatal.”

He said information can be passed
to police anonymously if necessary.

“We all want to see an end to this violence
but we cannot do this alone. We need the help of the public,” he added.

Mr Jones said police had stepped up
patrols throughout the island and that increased numbers of armed officers would
be deployed at strategic locations to ensure that they could quickly respond to
firearms incidents.

He said: “If you are the mother,
girlfriend, sister, brother or father of anyone who is involved, please let us
know. We know it would be a hard decision to make, but I’d suggest it would be easier
to cope with the consequences of making that call than dealing with the
heartache of making funeral arrangements for a loved one.”

Anyone who has any information
regarding any of these incidents is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222,
or call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

1 COMMENT

  1. Bang Bang the truth is knocking on Cayman’s doors.

    Im sure the guns are not being downloaded here so perhaps some heavier marine patrol might help.

    I think we offered cash for guns a few years back..it might help seeing as though the people with the guns probably dont have jobs or steady income.

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