Police: Shots fired at person, not house

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said bullets that hit a home on Sea View Road Saturday morning were being fired at a person in the street, not at the structure itself. 

Corey James Miller, 18, appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the shooting incident in East End.

He has been formally charged with attempted murder, possession of an
unlicensed firearm and damage to property.

The magistrate transmitted the case directly to Grand Court, where Miller is expected to appear on 25 February. He will be held without bail until then. 

At about 2.10am Saturday, police said two couples (two men and two women) were walking along Sea View Road towards the Pirate’s Cove Bar. As they approached a point close to the old post office, a gunman appeared from the side of the building and began firing at one of the men.

The intended victim ran off from his friends along Sea View Road and was chased by the gunman, police said. Several shots were fired and although none hit the intended victim, some damage was caused to a house at the location.

The occupants of the house were also uninjured, police said.

Later that day, police said the 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

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