Teen shot, lightly injured in Pembroke
A Pembroke teenager was shot in broad daylight yesterday in the St Augustine Hill area of Pembroke.
The injured 19-year-old was treated at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for what were described as superficial injuries to his leg, and released.
One area resident told
The Royal Gazette he heard what sounded like repeated gunshots.
“I couldn’t tell where it came from,” he said. “All I knew was that it was close. Loud and close.”
A police spokesman said police attended the area at around 12.45pm after receiving multiple reports of gunfire.
The suspects in the incident were believed to be on a motorcycle, but Police were yesterday unable to say from which direction the suspects came, or where they went.
“They did make good their escape. The Happy Valley/ Curving Avenue/ St Augustine Hill area is a very porous area,” the spokesman said.
“There are several means to come in and out of this area, so we are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area to contact police.”
Yesterday afternoon, officers from the Forensic Support Unit and the Serious Crime Unit were in the area, going house to house as they began their investigation into the shooting
“On scene we have officers from the Forensic Support Unit as well as serious crime, who are conducting the initial investigation.
“We are particularly interested in anyone who has seen two men on a motorcycle acting suspiciously in the area.”
Bishop elect Nick Dill said the incident was a blow to efforts to get the community to reclaim the area, noting the recent double murder of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge occurred only a short distance away.
“I’m afraid that this will result in an environment of fear in the community again,” he said. ‘There are children that play in that area. The parking area by the church is a place where people hang out and talk.
“This undermines what we are trying to do. It’s depressing.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.
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