NASSAU — Four males, including a 15-year-old, were shot during a drive-by shooting while attending a party at the residence of Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller early Saturday morning, police said.
The party, hosted by Miller’s son, had around 1,000 guests, said Miller when contacted yesterday.
According to police, a 2008 silver Honda Accord drove past the Sassoon Drive residence and someone in the car fired shots at several people outside of Miller’s home and sped off.
Police said a 23-year-old was shot to the right arm; a 22-year-old was shot to the side; a 20-year-old was shot to the chest and a 15-year-old was shot in the hand.
All of the victims were taken to hospital and police said their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Police think the men in the car were involved in an altercation at the party and later returned. Miller, who did not attend the party, said this sort of violence has become the norm.
“I got home and the police were here and they said an incident took place, and a couple of guys had a brawl,” Miller said.
“These kids, any time you get a bunch of kids … these things happen.”
Miller said his son was not harmed in the shooting. He said in fact he didn’t even know anyone had been shot.
“He was not aware because they were around the pool area and this thing happened in the street,” he said.
“I’d say about 98 per cent of the kids were not aware of what took place because they were in the pool area.” (Nassau Guardian)