Woman seriously injured in triple shooting

Three women were injured, one of them seriously, after a shooting in central George Town in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Initial police investigations suggest the women were not specifically targeted and the gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd of people. The scene of the triple shooting, McField Square, is known for early hours gatherings, often referred to as “sessions”. 

A 29-year-old woman, the most seriously injured of the three victims, was still in hospital on Sunday afternoon, where her condition was described as critical but stable. She appeared to have been shot at least three times and had suffered injuries to her chest and abdomen, authorities said. 

A 30-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound to her upper arm. 

A third woman, age 31, suffered superficial injuries to her hand, Cayman Islands Hospital staff confirmed. 

Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay said police were informed by staff at the hospital that the three women had been admitted with gunshot wounds just after 4 a.m.  

Police inquiries established the triple shooting took place in McField Square. Police had taped off a car park and courtyard in the area on Saturday morning. Blood stains could be seen in the car park in front of Jah’ T’s Jerk stand. 

Mr. Kay said there was no immediate evidence that the women were the targets of the shooting.  

He said a number of people were understood to have been gathered at the spot at the time. 

No arrests had been made as of press time Sunday. Mr. Kay appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or been in the vicinity of McField Square at the time to contact the police 

“This was an indiscriminate attack on a crowd of people that has caused injuries to three people who were standing around in the area,” he added. 

Anyone with information can call 949 7777 or 800 TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous. 

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  1. This is the most bizarre I have ever heard of, three victim’s and group of people at scene and investigator is still asking people to come forward . I wonder if one of the three victims could give the names of some of the people that were standing around . I would advise any of the group that was there to come forward and get person of the street before he/she gets a AK 47.

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  2. A drive-by shooting in central George Town ?

    Standard fare for some of the major cities in the USA and other countries but…

    What is Cayman’s police doing to locate these guns…and their owners ?

    This question has been asked numerous times, in the media and on the streets…and still…

    No adequate answer.

    If the only answer is "nothing, until a shooting takes place", then the answer is…

    Nothing at all.

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  3. Mr. Kay said there was no immediate evidence that the women were the targets of the shooting.

    This was an indiscriminate attack on a crowd of people that has caused injuries to three people who were standing around in the area,” he added.

    Ron

    What I find puzzling about these comments from the police is how soon they have come to this conclusion.

    How could any proper or thorough investigation have been conducted since Sunday morning to have ruled out the possibility that these women shot the targets…

    Or at least has something to do with the shooting ?

    If indeed they are totally innocent victims…

    Then Cayman has some extremely psychopathic, insane people running around with guns in their hands.

    A very, very scary prospect indeed.

    Where will the next random shooting into a crowd of people take place next, then ?

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  4. Nobody was ”specifically targeted and the gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd of people”

    That is normally called terrorism!

    It appears that at least 5 shots were fired (unless some of the rounds passed through one victim before the second), Cayman could have been dealing with something far more serious and tragic.

    This is just appalling, it will be confusing and traumatic for the victims and they will need the emotional support of the community long after the physical wounds are healed.
    Wishing you all a speedy recovery.

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  5. The first story of a Tourist being shot in a random or drive by shooting will be the official end of Cayman”s safe haven reputation which happens to already be damaged beyond repair anyway..

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