The normally quiet and desolate district of Christie Village, Bucks, St Thomas was jolted yesterday afternoon when two masked men shot and killed an elderly man.
While acting police public relations officer, Acting Station Sargeant Roland Cobbler was unable to confirm whether the 63-year-old man had been the victim of a robbery, reports suggested the two armed assailants had escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.
Barbados TODAY understands that the man had been carrying the payroll for an establishment in the district when he was attacked around 3:00 p.m.
“Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances which resulted in the unnatural death of a 63-year-old male at Bucks, St Thomas. Our preliminary investigations are suggesting that he was shot by two masked, armed assailants. He was subsequently rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle where he succumbed to his injuries,” Cobbler told reporters just outside the scene of the incident.
Soon after, a woman said to be the deceased’s wife arrived on the scene and broke down in tears.
Tow trucks from the Roving Response Team were called into action around 5:55 p.m. to pull the vehicle, which the man was said to be driving at the time of the attack, out of a bushy area.
One hour later, using the services of a two truck, the blue Chevrolet truck was escorted by a police vehicle away from the scene.
Up to press time, no suspects had been identified.