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Police investigate shots fired at magistrates house

| 09/08/2009 | 45 Comments

(CNS):  UPDATE Monday Noon —The RCIPS have confirmed that they are investigating a report of shots being fired at a residence in Spotts, Newlands during the early hours of Sunday, 9 August. Despite the fact that it has been widely reported in the media that the home was that of Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale, police said in an update Monday morning that they cannot confirm the target or the motive for the incident. Police say the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a resident at 1:09am reporting that guns shots had been fired in the vicinity of her home. Police responded to the scene and recovered eight spent shells. There were no injuries.

CNS has received conflicting reports that the magistrate was home during the incident and then taken to a place of safety, while other sources say she was not at the house as she is off island.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Winsome Prendergast on 516 5241.
Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

Keep checking CNS for further updates as we will post confirmed details as we get them.

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