Three arrests in firearms investigation

  • Boaz island arrests

Three men were arrested after police conducted a raid linked to “an ongoing firearms investigation” yesterday.

Up to 20 police officers set up a roadblock at Boaz Island in Sandys.

A police spokesman said police officers executed warrants on properties in the area.

He added the investigation continued.

The police swoop came only a day after a shot was fired into a busy bar and restaurant on Front Street.

A gunman fired a shot through a door window at Docksider’s which hit the ceiling.

Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood said afterwards that police had not ruled out a gang link to the shooting incident.

She added officers were investigating the possibility that the gun attack could be related to an incident on Reid Street last weekend, in which a 34-year-old man suffered knife wounds after a brawl outside the Vasco Da Gama Club.

Reed Young, managing director of Docksider’s, said the bar was targeted because people on the sidewalk near by feared for their safety and took refuge inside.

No one was injured by the shot, which was fired in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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