Three men shot in East End

| 17/11/2010

(CNS): Tuesday night’s Pirate’s Week Festival celebrations were marred by a violent multiple shooting in East End during the early hours of this morning. Police have confirmed that three people have been injured in the shooting, which took place around 1:40am Wednesday near the district MLA’s office on Sea View Road, not far from the site where the street party had taken place the previous evening. Three men and one woman who were inside a vehicle parked across the road from the Texaco station were fired on as they were about to drive off from the area by a man running towards the car. The three men sustained various injuries but the woman escaped without being struck by the bullets, a police spokesperson said. (Photos by Dennie Warren Jr)

The lone gunman reportedly then ran from the scene and was last seen heading into a large crowd which had gathered at the location. Uniformed and armed officers who were patrolling in the area arrived on the scene immediately. A cordon was put in place and first aid was administered to the injured men. The three men were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where they are currently being treated. Their injuries are not thought to be lifethreatening.

No arrests have been made as yet and police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at
the relevant time, and has not yet been interviewed by police, to come forward. Information can be passed to Bodden Town CID on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Something has to be done, bla bla bla. Everyone is outraged. This is more of the same. The Police are not the best, but when a  crowd blocks them from executing thier duties and displays that kind of civil disorder it shows that it is not just a matter of people are not wanting to talk to the Police, but a community that underminds the job they are trying to do. We live amongst people that are not only criminals, as that is one side of the coin, but a lot of others that just simply do not want to be Policed at all. There are a plathora of social issues that are not going away and will not be solved by any type of Police Service.

     

  2. east end cock spur says:

     Why speculate, and why judge others, not because a crime is committed in New York means that a New Yorker did it, likewise here in East End.

    i’m the type that don’t sit and say "no not my child he/she wouldn’t do that".

    BUT i strongly believe  in facts so if you don’t have that i’m sorry i’m not your follower.

    so all you anti East Enders when you find the facts bring it on, and lets put these PUNKS away.

    trust no shadow after dark.

  3. Miller says:

     

    Would you guys please grow the hell up Please?  "Couldn’t be an East Ender…blah blah blah", "It don’t only happen in West Bay….blah blah blah" I am a Caymanian and it sickens me to know that we have become so divisive that we have resorted to turning on our own.  First we blame the expats, now we are blaming another district; soon we will be blaming a particular street.  I am waiting for the final step though, when we start to blame ourselves.  We have become so caught up in the finger pointing that we are blind to the issues that are in front of us. The sad part about the finger pointing is that it hypothetically removes blame from the people who are doing the finger pointing; at least they believe so. 
     
    As long as we are placing the blame on someone or something else, we will never be able to discover our own flaws and work on them.  Recognize where you have gone wrong and make the necessary changes. Many of you who continue to litter these threads with your nonsensical remarks have a part in the blame.  Do your part for humanity, and do you part for Cayman.  You have a friend or a cousin that is struggling, find ways that you can constructively help them and provide some sort of intervention to their struggles.  Instead we distance ourselves and point from a distance and watch idly as the person deteriorates into a full blown criminal.  We watch this and have the gall to wonder how this could happen in Cayman.  Well how it happened in Cayman is the same way how it happened in every other country in the world.  Make no mistake about it; no country is immune from the combination of factors that lead to increased crime.  Where the expats get off is that in their country, crime has reached to a level where the police and the community are more proactive. 
     
    Cayman as a wholeis still of the belief that the situation will "sort itself out", Guess what? there is no sorting itself out; the only way this issue can be addressed, is if we as a community (Government, legislators, PEOPLE etc) come together and decide that enough is enough.  As upset as I get with my people for their attitude about tackling certain issues, I have to remind myself that we are all victims.  The old colonialism mentality that was forced upon us, will take generations to overcome. 
     
    Expats please understand that we as a people are victims.  We have been taught for generations, that we cannot do certain things, and that we need the assistance of outside influence to solve our problems. We as a people adopt that mentality within our personal lives and we believe that we cannot do anything as individuals; instead we wait for the police or someone else to address our problems. But guess what, when our colonialised minds meets head on with an ever changing world, there comes a time when we have to look within and make the necessary changes.   Caymanians that time is now. No longer can we sit by and watch our own people deteriorate into something less than human. There is still a lot of hope in my heart, that we can reverse the increasingly disturbing trends that are currently taking place. It all starts with each individual; look within and make the necessary changes, do your part to restore Cayman to the way it was when your parents were growing up. 
    I love the fact that there is a comment section attached to each headline where readers are free to express their views in an open forum, but some things are better kept unsaid. Expats ad Caymanians alike, the hateful, provocative, unproductive, racist, blabber that takes place with certain types of headlines disgust certain readers who are interested in reading thought provoking , well put together, responses. While I am glad that the blabberers actually take the time to read the articles, I wish they could keep their comments to themselves. If you have nothing productive to say, keep your silly remarks to yourself. For those who take the time to think before they talk and consider differing perspective, your replies are greatly appreciated. 
  4. Junkyard Dog says:

    Its the wild west show in the East End again, everyone running through the streets with guns. This is culture what we need to protect as it is valuable asset to the island. Hey East Enders its time to join the civilized world!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gunfire during Pirates Week celebrations? Great news for the country! Our economy is suffering enough, now these idiots are going to scare away the tourists even more if their not already scared away from reading about our relatively newly found murderous state! And to think I was going to go to East End to enjoy some conch stew that night and decided against it? Boy am I glad I didn’t go, much less fly all the way here Seattle, Washington to enjoy some swashbuckling! This one (purported) individual not only attempted to ruin several peoples lives, his own life, but also the lives and livelihood of all Caymanian’s. A crime not only against the victims but against the country itself as we are all victims of these crimes. I agree with Anonymous, this is the beginning of yet another retaliation, more shootings to come I fear! I’m not going out this Pirates Week to participate in anything. What a shame!

    The island that time forgot will soon be forgotten if this is allowed to continue in this country!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I hope those of you who know so much about the identity of these perps, will do the rest of us a favour and let the RCIPS know. There are good and bad in every district, so it makes no sense to say WB is worse than EE or vice versa.

    At the end of the day – each one of these senseless acts is ruining OUR country on the whole. It scares people who live here, and those who intended to come here – regardless of where in these islands the crime is committed or who has committed them.

    We need to get ALL of these perps off the street, and behind bars, if now for our sake, but for our children’s sakes.

    Again, if you know who is responsible – TURN THEM IN – it’s going to continue until we do something about it.

    One fed-up Caymanian..

  7. Anonymous says:

    To Wizards sleeve, the proud member of the RCIPS!

    Perhaps if you were not too busy worrying about your bosses you might realise that the vast majority of crime is solved by the good members of the public standing up and talking to the Police.

    Last night the gunman ran into the crowd who then blocked the ARMED Police, who were already in the area, from following him.

    I ask YOU what are YOU doing to help the situation other than bitching on here, Baines or any other Commisioner will not stop gun crime on this island unless there is a massive cultural shift and the public tell the Police what is going on!

    • wizards sleeve says:

      My friend, you are absolutely right. Although the public in Cayman isn’t renowned for coming forward to the RCIPS (A trust issue, I suspect) there are good people who come forward. What am I doing apart from birching on here? trying to expose bad officers, that’s what.

      Maybe we can pool our resources/effort, and bitch in a united front to clean up the cell pool that is now Cayman.

      Respect.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So, those of you who know who the shooter was how come you don’t go to the police instead of being all boasy boasy??? go get your ass down to a phone booth somewhere & call 1 800 TIPS.

    Stop being losers – might be your turn next time 

    • Anonymous says:

       There goes our few tourists……Gun control= only criminals have guns.

      Sorry for the residents of East End who I’m sure had a nice night until 1:30AM.

  9. Anonymous says:

    We have a reactive police force, so this is where we are at . Get use to it, shootings, robberies and other mayhem. The new Cayman.

  10. Happy Girl says:

    Think that I am going to West Bay again tonight? YOU MUSSA MAD!!

  11. Anonymous says:

     

    I agree with you that many innocent people may have been killed because of this stupid act, but how do you know that the shooter wasn’t from East End?

     

  12. Anonymous says:

    I hope that the Gold Command of the RCIPS have enough common sense to deploy armed police with concealed guns and dressed as pirates for the rest of this weeks functions. Starting in West Bay tonight, These gangs really believe in "In an eye for an eye". You can bet on it.

  13. Caymanian says:

    It’s Time Something Are Done!!

    This brother coming like he have 12 lives.

    It’s those idiot’s/animals that comes into peep’s district and let it get bad name.

    But the good thing about it they killing off each other, but on another hand just image how many incent peep’s could have died this morning through stupidness caused by idiot peeps.

  14. Anonymous says:

    No pun intended, but this Cayman ship sinking very fast. 

  15. Anonymous says:

    Arden is right, they don’t need the dock in East End, keep it "As is"!

    I wonder if he’s going to lay down before the police cars entering the district.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This proves that all is not well in the land – there is another surge in violent crimes again. There are crimes going on that are not being reported such as a home invasion in South Sound. Could CNS look into that and prove the RCIP is not being forth coming with real crime figures and reporting. That is a major crime once again not being told to the general public.

    CNS: Perhaps at the next round of public meetings people should push the commissioner for a police blotter.

  17. Anonymous says:

    the "thugs" as u claim is every where on island!!!!!!!!!! remember that! west bay, george town, bodden town, east end and north side have their "thugs"

    its just not only one place, i do hate east end because of some of the guys up there who think they bad cause a gun but their wrong.

    West Bay will be no better and calmer tonight to my perspective it will be worst. sorry #i’m just sayign#

     

     

     

  18. Anonymous says:

    To 9.27 & 10.38 and what is your point?????sames like you are very sure that there will be somethig  happeing in West Bay tonite by your comments please let us no more since you are so sure. By the way please let us no how the food before we waste or time to drive that far.

  19. MER says:

    This is sad and disheartening, especially when you add the stabbing, robbery at Oceanside Plantation and hit n’ run driver to the list of screwed up happenings for one week. Tsk, tsk, I am not sure what to think!

    • wizards sleeve says:

      And he comes the question again. What exactly is Baines doing about the state our islands are in? As a proud member of the RCIPS I can say that we receive no direction or support, and even now, the arrogance of Baines is staggering. Your brudda and seestah will continue to be shot until you get a decent Commissioner in here, with the balls to get rid of all the trash he has ‘working’ for him.

      Reap what you sow.

      • Anonymous says:

        Your loyalty goes along with your pride…….NOT.  Perhaps you are part of the ‘trash’ that you call your colleagues.  No wonder you have some problems!

  20. Anonymous says:

    81 pounds of cocaine found in East End and destroyed..if you remember the news. So , looks like a lot more was found and not turned in?.  

    • Anonymous says:

      It seems you know more than the rest of us do – no mention of Cocaine in this article yet you seem to see a connection to the recent cocaine discovery and destruction.  Please do fill the rest of us in – and perhaps the police too!

  21. Amazing says:

     Somethings are way beyond the point of being commented one. What I do find amazing though is that Dennie was in West Bay AND East End last night! Way to go Dennie!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    It is really getting bad when we can’t even go out and enjoy our National Festival without having to worry about being "AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME". I can remember when Pirates Weeks was a time for enjoyment by all young and old but nowadays it seems that it is just a time for people to get EVEN. Is this ever going to stop?

    • Anonymous says:

      Why be surprised that celebrating piracy brings out the criminal element?

  23. Brit says:

    Well shock horror what a surprise!!!  Wasn’t really & I doubt it was to the RCIP or the people of Grand Cayman on a whole!  Why was town shut down at 9pm but EE was allowed to go on till 2am when we all knew something would go off up there? Hmmm! Place is falling apart not what it used to be.

    • Anonymous says:

      FYI @Brit….The party in east end was over by the time of this shooting. The crowd was at the bar and not at the actually heritage event.

  24. BurningFish says:

    I thought the West Bayers would’ve spoiled the party! I guess the thugs in EE beat them to it.

    • Pending says:

      WB is tonight…..

    • turtle says:

      sorry to hear about what took place in east end this morning.but you know there are always bad and good in any district.but for you burning fish i guess that you can only bleam the people of west bay for everything,but just to let you know we have never had a shooting at any of our pirates week function,and god will see that this day will go well  also.so take yourself and your disrespect some where else.(a true born west bayer,and going no where soon.)

    • Anonymous says:

      @BurningFish-FYI East Enders were NOT involved with this shooting even though it took place in East End.  Get your facts straight before you put your foot in your mouth next time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let me tell you one thing this happened in East End BUT not by EAST ENDERS.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think your comment was out of line an very imature….It is not only West Bay that shootings happen in, West bayers are humans too believe it or not and to know that 3 ppl could have lost their lives this morning and for u to make such a comment i think you should keep your mouth closed next time because im sure something stupid will come out of it again…..

       

      Regards a true west bayer

      • Anonymous says:

        i would like you to know that one of the Cowards that shot into the car last night was form West Bay ….. so i would thank you to get the facts before you open your mouth and try defending the Criminal element from your back yard…….

        • Pauly Cicero says:

          And you’ve told the Police who one of the cowards is, I pray.

        • Anonymous says:

          First of all what u need to do is learn how to spell….I know what happened u dnt have to worry bout that but not just cause ppl r saying it was a baya dat means dat every1 in west is a gun man!!!! did u hear bout any shootings at west bay heritage???? no u didnt right???!!!! I am not defending noone but what i know is right and what is true and that u is a bloody fool (i’m defending criminal elements from my back yard) do u know whats in my back yard or would u like to find out????

          P.S. My point is that the guys were not out there looking war so stop assuming shit and outting W.B. down….

  25. Anonymous says:

    Not a good thing. I hope the victims have full recovery and the perps are dealt with. The RCIPS has their hands full on a daily/nightly basis, especially during this busy week for tourism. Sad that this and other "events" during Pirates’ Week are all being witnessed by the many tourists on island for a fun time.

     

    Good luck and thanks!

  26. anonymous says:

    YOUR CHILD OR GRAND CHILD sister of brother COULD BE NEXT.   Please talk to the police.  

    I said I wanted to go to East End Pirate week, but then Idecided not to.  And definately next year I would not even let it cross my mind to go, and I am sure many people will be thinking . the same thing.  East End  was always the best, but not now, that has changed. In fact I will not go to any of these night time Pirates activities.   We only need the days activities with dance beginning at 1.pm and finishing at 8.p. Fireworks and its done.   Thats all we need.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I am assuming by the above picture that Cayman has brought in Police that do use weapons??  About time they go to gun fights with guns and not sticks.

    • Joe King says:

      Not very well up to date with your Police Force (oops sorry "Service") are you?

      • Anonymous says:

        Not when I live in the states!  I read this paper everyday because I love the Island and NO there were no police with guns on the Island when I was last there.  Could you not have thought of something more intelligent to say or are you that negative of a person that you need to find something to say to try to put someone down?  I am amazed at the way people act!  I sure hope your life gets happier!