Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a triple shooting in George Town on Saturday morning.
Three women were injured, one of them seriously, in what police have described as an “alarming” and “indiscriminate” attack on a group of people hanging out at McField Square.
Two masked individuals approached on foot and fired multiple shots into the crowd of people just after 4 a.m., according to early accounts of the incident. The three female victims, all Caymanian, had recovered sufficiently to be interviewed by police by Monday.
The most seriously injured of the three, a 29-year-old woman, suffered injuries to her chest and abdomen. Her condition was described as critical but stable on Monday.
A 30-year-old woman was still in hospital with arm injuries, while the third victim was discharged on Saturday.
Police confirmed on Monday afternoon that three men were being questioned in connection with the incident.
They are still appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay said, “It is very unusual for three people to be hit in any one incident. It is particularly unusual for three females to be injured by gunshots.
“This was an alarming and apparently indiscriminate attack with no regard for the life of anybody that was there.” The scene of the incident, close to Jah’T’s Jerk Stand is a popular spot for after-hours gatherings, often referred to as “sessions.”
At 4 a.m. on Saturday, the party was believed to be winding down, with around 10 to 15 people present at the time of the shooting.
Mr. Kay said, “We have no reason to believe that any of these women were targeted specifically and we want to find out who was with them that could have been the target.”
Police were alerted to the shooting by medics at George Town Hospital. Preliminary investigations revealed the incident took place in McField Square. The crowd quickly dispersed following the shooting and police are now trying to trace anyone who was there.
Ballistics experts will, this week, examine shell casings found at the scene to determine how many weapons were used in the shooting.
Police are asking anyone with information to call George Town CID on 949-4222, the major incident room on 926-3975, or Crime Stoppers on 1-800-TIPS (8477).