Man arrested over West Bay shooting

| 04/07/2013

(CNS): A 21-year-old man in police custody in connection with a shooting in the district of West Bay on Sunday night, the RCIPS said Thursday morning. The West Bay resident was arrested last night on suspicion of attempted murder by officers from the Uniform Support Group. The young man is accused of shooting a 56-year-old man in the arm as the victim rode his bicycle in the vicinity of Super C’s restaurant at the top of Watercourse Road, West Bay. The news of the arrest comes in the wake of reports that more gunshots were heard in the district on Wednesday night in the area of Cinder Lane.

Police responded to the reports last night but officers said they were unable to confirm if firearms had been used and were waiting until daylight to investigate the area and look for evidence. Early investigations revealed no one was hurt and it appeared no property had been damaged but police continue to be on alert as tensions in the district escalate.

It is not yet clear if the shootings have been gang related but Commissioner of Police David Baines recently warned that the gang conflicts remain a significant problem for his officers.

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