Two men have been left nursing gunshot wounds, following a shooting incident which occurred at Middle Lane, Eden Lodge, St Michael sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The victims are 43-year-old Shawn Payne of Nursery Lane, Eden Lodge, St Michael, who was shot in his thigh and buttocks, and 38-year-old Claude Allsopp of Whitehall, St Michael, who was shot in left arm.
Police say Payne and Allsopp were playing a game of dominoes with some other men in the area, when it started raining. However, as they sought shelter under a nearby shed, a number of loud explosions were suddenly heard, resulting in their injuries.
The victims were transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private motor vehicles for medical treatment.
Lawmen are asking anyone who can provide any information to assist with this investigation to contact the District ‘A’ Police Station at 4307246, Police Emergency at telephone number “ 211”, Crime Stoppers at 1-800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.
They say all information received will be treated as strictly confidential.