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Victims of double shooting remain in hospital

Two men remained in hospital last night after being injured in a double shooting early on Saturday.

One victim, a 40-year-old from Pembroke, has been left paralysed after a bullet severed his spine and remained in intensive care.

He was travelling on a stolen bike along with the other victim, a 44-year-old from Pembroke, when they were cut down in a hail of ten bullets in the St Monica's Road area of that parish.

A total of ten shots were fired, and both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The Police urged the media yesterday not to publish the names of the victims, although they were reported by some media organisations prior to that warning.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro said there was concern for the safety of the pair, “although there is nothing to suggest that they have been threatened.”

The Royal Gazette has abided by the request.

Det Ch Insp Pedro declined to give any update on the investigation. As of Monday, no arrests had been made and Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call the Serious Crime Unit on 299-8106 or the confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Shooting scene: Police maintain a presence on St. Monica's Road, Pembroke after two men were shot last Saturday morning. The victims were last night still being treated in hospital.

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Published December 01, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 3:40 am)

Victims of double shooting remain in hospital

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