A man was shot dead late Thursday at his home in Prospect, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported.
According to police, multiple shots were fired into an apartment on Marina Dr. around 9:30 p.m.
The victim, a 22-year-old male identified by his neighbors as Earl Hart, was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead early Friday morning.
RCIPS officers said they were searching for a white motor car in relation to the shooting. They did not state how many individuals may have been involved in the shooting or if any arrests had been made.
Leighton Rankine, who said he rented the small apartment next door to Mr. Hart’s girlfriend about two months ago, was startled by gunfire as he dozed off Thursday night. Mr. Rankine said he heard three shots, but indicated other people in the area reported hearing more.
Mr. Hart’s girlfriend was in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but she was not injured.
A massive police presence remained in the area of Marina Dr. overnight Thursday, and the street was blocked at its intersection with Shamrock Rd. The RCIPS helicopter was seen searching the area late Thursday.
Thursday’s shooting is the second homicide in the Cayman Islands in 2013.