Police: Teen shot in neck

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating the early morning shooting of a teenager in George Town. 

Detectives said the incident happened Sunday around 2am at a home on Cruz Lane. 

The 19-year-old male victim was hit in the neck and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital where he was receiving treatment for serious injuries.

Doctors believed the teen’s condition, while serious, was not life-threatening, police said.

Police were unsure of what prompted the shooting and had not reported any arrests. 

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call George Town Criminal Investigations Department at 949-4222 or Cayman Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS).

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Force need to be applied to get these guns off the street and out of homes and to stop them from reaching our shores. Offer a reward CI50,000.00 for the individual arrest and recovery of an illegal firearm. And always add 50,000. to the sentence of anyone convicted of same. Home, car, land and any holdings should all be on the judges desk for liquidation for failing to pay..

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  2. OK, Lets take a look at 2011, its week 4. And the score is 6 Robberies, 2 assaults, 1 Stabbing and 1 shooting.

    Way to go Cayman, perfect way to attract tourist with a crime free environment.

    Start fresh, maybe hire some of the officers that were laid off in Camden NJ.

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  3. NJ2Cays comments really do make sobering reading…. For such a small Island those are appalliing crime stats. As a former law-enforcement officer myself I know the current difficulties faced by the RCIPS but all the blame cannot lie with the cops. These crimes are being committed by members of the community and the cops are doing their best but they cannot be everywhere at once. I agree that they do need more proactive (rather than reactive)patrols, but equally the local community need to start coming forward and working with them/supplying information. People know who these criminals are/the whereabouts of illegal guns etc and its time to start working with the Police and taking back your beautiful Islands quickly, before its too late…..

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  4. Re: copscannot be everywhere at once.

    Now if we could only get Commissioner Baines to care about the consequences of that fact. The criminals are not afraid of unarmed police or security officers, so I suspect that home invasions and the robbing of businesses will just get worse, until the people discover how the RCIPS is misleading the public into believing they cannot defend themselves by means of firearms and other devices.

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  5. Offering a reward will do nothing but bankrupt an already bankrupt Island. Throwing money at a problem will not make it go away. We need real solutions.

    I agree that we need non-Caymanians as police and in higher positions within the police department. Again, so many times, they know exactly what happened and who did it but it is someones relative / friend and so gets swept under the carpet and thus becomes unsolved.

    Caymanians need to quit blaming everyone else (police, expats, etc.). They need to take a stand and do the right thing which is telling the truth about the incident and call Crime Stoppers or make an anonymous call advising where weapons or drugs are. Crime Stoppers call system is located off Island and the calls are not traced.

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