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

Shots were fired around 3:30 a.m. near Bananas Lounge and Restaurant 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.

According to police reports, a number of vehicles in the parking lot were hit by bullets from the shooting, but no one else was hurt.

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.

However, RCIPS officers did not state whether the incident Thursday morning was believed to be the result of an ongoing gang feud that has led to several shooting deaths since 2015, including those of Victor Yates, David Ebanks and Justin Manderson.

Police are asking for the driver/owner of a white Ford Taurus who was at the scene to contact them, as well as anyone who has any information on the vehicle. Anyone with any information or who was in the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact the Major Incident Room on 649-3057 or 936-1161.

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