UPDATED: Two people shot outside bar on Eastern Avenue

UPDATED: An early morning shooting on Eastern Avenue left two people injured Thursday.

Shots were fired around 3:30 a.m. near Bananas Restaurant and Lounge in the Dolphin Centre shopping area.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service found the female victim, 20, at the scene with gunshot wounds and later learned a 24-year-old male had been taken to the hospital by private vehicle before police arrived.

Both victims were discharged from hospital after treatment, police said.

Two suspects in the shooting were identified as males dressed in black who made off toward the Rock Hole Road area after the shots were fired.

The male victim in the shooting, identified as Joshua ‘Patchy’ Ebanks, is a known member of the Birch Tree Hill criminal street gang of West Bay.

Police are asking for the driver/owner of a White Ford Taurus who was at the scene to contact them or anyone who has any information on the vehicle.

Anyone with any information or who was in the area at the time of the incident are asked to contact the Major Incident Room on the following numbers: 649-3057 or 936-1161.

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UPDATED: Eastern Avenue has reopened, according to police.

ORIGINAL: The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service sent out the following message at 6:20 a.m.: “Eastern Avenue between Godfrey Nixon Way and Washington Road is closed due to an on going investigation by police as a result of a major incident.

“Further information to follow.”

Watch this space for updates.

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