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Gang war spreads to GT

| 20/09/2011 | 252 Comments

(CNS): Another two men were shot and one of them killed on Grand Cayman Monday evening, this time in the Crewe Road area of George Town. In the fourth gang related shooting in six days, two men were reportedly gunned down in Cranbrook Drive. Police said that the first victim, a 22 year old man, was found still alive by a mobile patrol unit  and rushed to hospital, where he had emergency surgery, while a second teenager was found dead at the scene when police arrived. The men, who have not yet been officially named, were believed to have been in a white van when they were shot. Police said that one firearm was recovered from the scene. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

Only hours after the police commissioner spoke about keeping the gangs apart and how he believed some had moved to other areas of the island, the violence has moved from West Bay to the country’s capital.

Before the sudden resurgence of tit-for tat gang murders last Tuesday, that has now escalated to unprecedented levels, there had been no killings in the Cayman Islands in 2011. However, the police are now facing the fourth murder in less than one week as the gangs appear to be engaged in a full scale war.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or if anyone was in the area around the time to contact the George Town CID Department. 

Anyone with information about gun crime in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Confidential Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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