Police are probing two more shooting incidents which occurred over night, with law enforcement officers being the target
of one of the attacks.
The first gun assault, in which a detective was slightly injured, happened at around 11 o’clock last night in Chapman Lane,
The City, about six hours after a 21-year-old man was shot and killed at point-blank range in the same area.
Police spokesman Inspector David Welch said members of the Criminal Investigation Department were on mobile patrol
in Chapman Lane, when they were shot at a number of times by unknown assailants. Welch said officers returned fire and the
Just over an hour later, police were called to another shooting; this time at Small Town, Haynesville in St James.
A 25-year-old man, who lives in the same district, was wounded in his right shoulder and neck. The victim, Shamir
Nicholas, was reportedly involved in a dispute with another man and was shot.
Nicholas was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance, where he underwent surgery. (EJ)