Another young man is dead of gunshot wounds in Grand Cayman’s West Bay district in the third killing to occur there since Tuesday.
Witnesses reported several gunshots in the vicinity of the Thatch Palm Villas, which is located on Andersen Road just down the street from Ocean Pointe Villas.
The shooting was reported just after 10pm Saturday.
Royal Cayman Islands Police said they discovered a young man lying on the ground outside the complex when they arrived. He had no pulse was unresponsive, officers said.
The victim in the incident was identified as Preston Rivers, 18, a recent John Gray High School graduate.
One of the suspects involved was described as a male, 5’10” tall wearing a blue polo shirt with white stripes and a blue shirt covering his face. No arrests were immediately reported.
The shooting was also the second to occur within the past month in the Thatch Palm Villas area. In late August, a shotgun was fired into a small crowd of young people outside the apartment complex, injuring a teenager.
According to witnesses in that attack, two masked men came from the bush near the apartments and fired into the crowd in the complex parking lot.
It was not known if Saturday night’s killing was related to either the shootings earlier this week or the gunfire in August.
Anyone with information about this latest shooting or either of the previous incidents from this past week can contact the RCIPS Murder Investigation Team at two mobile numbers: 926-1773 or 925-6761
Medics respond to the third shooting in West Bay in the past week.
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A relative of Saturday’s shooting victim is consoled by firefighters.
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Police at the scene of West Bay’s latest killing Saturday night.
Photo: Ben Maxwell
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