A 24-year-old man is nursing a gunshot wound to his upper left arm after five armed bandits allegedly broke into his Brittons Hill, St Michael home in the wee hours of this morning.
Police say the victim, Roscae Chandler, who lives at Apt 1, was rudely awakened from his sleep around 2:50 a.m. and was shot during a brief struggle with one of the bandits, who were armed with various weapons, including a gun, two knives and two hammers.
The victim was also allegedly robbed of jewellery, clothing, cell phones and money before the unidentified thieves, who were wearing masks, fled the scene on foot.
The ambulance was summoned and Chandler was treated and discharged at the scene.
As investigations continue into the matter, police are urging anyone who can provide any information to assist them to contact the Hastings Police Station at 430-7612/7608; 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.