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Police appeal for wharf shooting witnesses

Police investigate a shooting at Darrell’s Wharf in Warwick on Wednesday (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

A 56-year-old man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a daylight attack at a ferry dock remained in intensive care last night.

Inspector Peter Stableford said the shooting, which happened at 7.30pm on Wednesday, had caused life threatening injuries.

He added: “He remains in hospital in ICU with his family at his side and is in a critical condition.

“The suspects were on a motorcycle and the description of the rider was that he was wearing a dark coloured top and a light coloured pants, and the passenger and gunman was wearing a blue jacket and dark pants.

The man, who was not identified, was shot several times after he got out of his car at Darrell’s Wharf in Warwick to stretch his legs.

Mr Stableford said: “After the shooting, the suspects went off west on Harbour Road.”

He added that the investigation was still in its early stages, and it was too soon to discuss possible motives for the attack.

Mr Stableford thanked the members of the public who helped the victim and gave first aid.

He said: “There were a number of people who acted immediately at the scene there and their actions were really appreciated.”

Mr Stableford also appealed anyone with information about that could help the inquiry to contact police.

He said officers wanted to speak to people who had CCTV cameras that overlooked Harbour Road or motorists with dash cam recordings from the area between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday.

Mr Stableford said: “The suspects had to come from somewhere, so don’t think that we are only looking in the immediate area.

“Anywhere the cycle could have started or ended up, we want people to check their footage and have a look and see if there’s anything that can help us with our inquiry.”

He added that it was “tragic” to have another violent incident as the island geared up for the holiday weekend.

But he said resources would be available to bolster the police presence around the island.

Mr Stableford said Parish Constables would be in the Darrell’s Wharf area tonight.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 211, or the confidential and anonymous Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.bm.

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Published June 18, 2021 at 8:16 am (Updated June 18, 2021 at 8:16 am)

Police appeal for wharf shooting witnesses

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