A stabbing and a shooting sent two young men to hospital early Saturday morning in separate attacks, Royal Cayman Islands Police said.
The first incident happened around 3am. Police said they received a report that there had been a stabbing “in the vicinity of the Marriott” hotel along Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach.
Investigating officers arrived at the scene and found a 25-year-old man had been stabbed several times in the neck and in his torso and was bleeding profusely. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, however.
The stabbing, according to police, was believed to have occurred at the ‘Wet Fete’ event which took place Friday night at the old Cayman Islander hotel property, which is across the street from the Marriott.
Later in the day, police said a 25-year-old man was arrested in East End in connection with the stabbing.
The second incident happened just after 5am Saturday.
Police said they received a report that someone had been shot at the Thatch Palm Villas on Andersen Road, West Bay.
The victim is a 19-year-old man. Police said he was shot in the upper left hip. The victim was taken to the hospital where he is also being treated and is expected to survive.
It appears the teen was confronted by two masked men who were armed with a shotgun. The suspects shot at the victim and ran from the scene.
The suspects are described as 5’10” and 6’0 tall. Both wore long pants with hoodie-style camouflage jackets.
Police are investigating both incidents as attempted murder cases.
Investigating officer ask that anyone with information about either of theses crimes come forward and contact George Town police station at 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).