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.