A 62-year-old businessman is nursing a gunshot injury to his right shoulder following a shooting incident early this morning at Kendal Hill, Christ Church.
The victim, Coaston Payne, is the proprietor of a small retail shop which is attached to his Kendal Hill dwelling.
Police say sometime after 4 a.m. Wednesday, he encountered an unknown man, who had broken into his residence.
During the confrontation that ensued, the assailant fired a shot at Payne before fleeing the scene.
Payne was transported to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private motor vehicle for medical attention.
Anyone with information that can assist with this investigation is asked to contact the Oistins Police Station at 418-2609, or 418-2612; Crime Stoppers at 1800–TIPS (8477); or the nearest police station.
Police say all information received will be treated as strictly confidential.