One man was injured after two masked gun men fired shots at a vehicle in the car park of AL Thompson hardware store in George Town around noon on Sunday.
The victim was said to have suffered injuries from breaking glass, rather than from a bullet.
The vehicle, which had two occupants, was driven away from the scene before coming to a stop around 100 yards away in the parking lot of Welly’s Cool Spot.
The glass in the driver’s side window was cracked, with a bullet sized hole in the center. The back seat window of the Ford F150 pickup truck was completely shattered. A police spokesman said two men, wearing ski masks, had reportedly fired at the vehicle in the store parking lot before escaping on a motor cycle.
Officers had cordoned off two distinct crime scenes in the area – one in the hardware store parking lot and one around the vehicle, which was parked haphazardly in front of the bar. The store was not open at the time and the car park was deserted when the Cayman Compass visited the scene at around 1 p.m.
Small groups of people were hanging out on the side street between AL Thompson and Welly’s, which was filled with customers. Bystanders and patrons at the bar claimed not to have seen the incident.
The victim’s injuries were not believed to be serious.