Police are investigating at least three separate shooting incidents that took place over the weekend, leaving two men dead and two nursing injuries.
Thirty-three-year-old Jesse David Moore of Free Hill, Black Rock, St Michael was shot in the chest and thigh when masked gunmen opened fire at a fete at Plum Tree Road, St Stephen’s, Black Rock, St Michael around 2:30 a.m.
Moore, who was shot in his chest and thigh was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by a private vehicle, where he was declared dead.
Two other men, Torian Devere Gibson, 31, of Straker Road, Black Rock and Shaquille Hinkson, 20, of Fairfield, Black Rock also received gunshot wounds at the fete, which the Royal Barbados Police Force said was not authorized.
Gibson received an injury to his right thigh while Hinkson suffered an injury to his stomach. Both are receiving treatment at the QEH.
Hours after the Black Rock gun attack, 19-year-old Shaquone Maycock of 7th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael was shot and killed in Airy Hill, St Joseph.
He was found with a gunshot wound to his head.
Meanwhile, a number of people were taken into custody following another shooting, this time at Clifton Hall, St John in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
According to police, officers from the Tactical Response Unit, Major Crime and Criminal Investigation Department were conducting an operation at an unauthorized fete in the area when they were fired upon by a number of male occupants in a car. Police fired back but the culprits escaped. The officers subsequently seized a quantity of firearms and ammunition.