UPDATE: Shooting outside Seven Mile Beach night club

One man was shot and another man hit with a gun early Saturday morning outside Fete night club on West Bay Road in the Seven Mile Beach area.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police armed units responded to a report of shorts fired outside Fete.

“Initial reports indicated that two persons had been shot. However, once on scene police established that one male, age 26, had what appeared to be a gunshot wound, and a second male, age 29, appears to have been hit with a gun,” according to a police statement.

Both men were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. The man who was shot remains in the hospital in stable condition. His injury is not immediately life-threatening. The second man discharged himself from the hospital.

Police are appealing to anyone with information, or who was in the area around the time of the shooting, to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call center of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.

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  1. I don’t understand why the owner of this night club don’t do something about the issues of crime at this club by upping the security or closing it down .
    Why Government can’t see that it’s necessary to do something about public places that killings and crimes happen .

    I think that those kind of places are a breeding ground for crime, and mixing that with alcohol , you’re asking for exactly what is happening .

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  2. Ron

    If your police do not patrol the streets of your country consistently and aggressively, the criminals and gunmen will; that is a universal fact.

    I do not know what the operational policies of the RCIPS are but what I do know, is that for years now, police patrolling the streets of Grand Cayman is a thing of the past.

    By patrolling, I do not mean driving around in their comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles and observing the streets; by patrolling, I mean targeting high-risk areas and getting on the streets, showing presence, talking to and even frisking suspicious individuals.

    As I recall, the last effective police unit to aggressively patrol and strike fear into criminals’ hearts was the old DTF, under the command of Derek Haines

    The current police command claim that it is not their job to monitor and patrol nightclubs and bars, that that is the job of the locations’ security staff and while this may be somewhat true inside the establishments, it is not so on the streets and sidewalks outside these establishments.

    Also, private security personnell are untrained for the job of hard-core enforcement, even inside nightclubs, have no authority to carry and use even basic security tools such as handcuffs, batons and CS gas/pepper spray and have no legal authority whatsoever beyond that of the average citizen; no one can expect these people to put their lives on the line against armed, murderous criminals who will not hesitate to kill them in an instant.

    If targeted police patrols and presence is not a regular occurence in the after-hours of nightclub closings, then these shootings will continue to happen on a regular basis.

    Calling for a closing of nightclubs and liquor-license establishments is as unrealistic an option as closing down Cayman’s tourism industry; you cannot have one without the other.

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  3. Ricardo,

    I understand what you are saying , but I said that the owner or Government needs to do something about the killings at these kind of places. I wouldn’t go to a place where I know that killings are happening so often , or recommend it to a friend or tourist.

    We have to know that the owner of an establishment has the responsibility to ensure the safety of their guest . Just like you when you have a party at your house , and someone start a disturbance. Do you leave them alone ? Or do you remove them from your property ? Or do you call the police ?

    If I was the owner of a place where one killing of one person happened I would make sure that all measures are taken to prevent another from happening again. Because a criminal with a gun you don’t know who would be next it could be me or my child.

    The owners of these establishment have many options , but people been killed at them shouldn’t be one of them .

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  4. Ron

    I get your point and it is a very valid one in relation to THAT particular nightclub.

    The only murder by gunshot that has ever taken place INSIDE a nightclub in Cayman happened inside that location, when it was operated as the Next Level.

    That murder kicked off the gang war-fare in Cayman that is still on-going; it was the trigger to start a war that had been brewing for some time that only needed a spark to set it off and it is almost a certainty that these shootings taking place outside the location are related to this on-going feud.

    So, obviously, it is a regular hang-out for gangsters….no other assumption can be made.

    In that respect, you are completely correct….close it down…forever.

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