Police investigate BT airgun incident

| 31/08/2009

(CNS): A woman was shot on Sunday by what police said was probably a BB gun or an air gun. At around 3.30pm a man reported to Bodden Town police station that his wife had been shot while hanging out the laundry at their home in Daffodil Street, Bodden Town. Police and medics responded to the scene and the woman was found to be suffering from bruising and swelling on her arm. The RCIPS said that Detectives from Bodden Town are investigating the incident and have issued a warning on the dangers of all guns — air weapons, imitation weapons and replicas.

“BB guns and air weapons are not toys and can be extremely dangerous,” said Head of the Uniform Support Group, Inspector Ian Brellisford. “In addition they are also illegal.”

Residents need to be aware of the dangers of owning BB guns and air weapons and the level of fear and intimidation they can cause to others.

“If you own one of these weapons, chances are you will be arrested,” Brellisford warned. “Imagine that officers are responding to a report of a person with a firearm, armed officers will be deployed who may believe they are dealing with a life-threatening situation. From any distance these weapons look and have the characteristics of a real weapon and until handled and examined by trained officers, it is impossible to tell the difference. We have to treat them as a real threat for the safety of the community and the police officers.”

Anyone in possession of an imitation weapon, BB gun or air weapon, who is unaware of the law, is urged to hand it into their local police station. Under these circumstances, no action will be taken by the police. Under the Firearms law (1998), airguns and BB guns are illegal.

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.

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  1. God Says To Share says:

    To the church bretheren post by Mafia:

    The first thing the churches need to pray for is for the churches to repent for any sins of selfish ambition, the love of mammon, mammon and material worship, greed and lust, vanity and pride, envy and jealousy, hypocrisy, etc.  The churches need to spiritually clean up and get in good spiritual alignment with God first then they will be more effective with prayer and to also set the right example to the ones they are praying for!   "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all of his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33).  The churches need to get into good spiritual alignment with what God refers to as His Rigteousness, and not what man makes up in their head as to what they want to refer to as God’s Righteousness.  The thing in the Bible that sticks out like a sore thumb is how the church operated which was everyone in the church including the leaders shared what they had with one another and no one was ever lacking for anything???  (Acts 4:32-35, Acts 2:42-47).  What happened along the way from 2000 years ago from then til now???  Who changed the rules from what the New Testament says???  God didn’t change his Bible???  The above mentioned unrepented sins is what happened.  Churches need to operate like the first church which is the foundational and example church.

     When Cayman was not so developed yet, up to around the late 70’s early 80’s, people shared with one another and the land was peaceful other than an odd incident very seldomly.  Look at the results of back then of being so kind and sharing with one another.  If it quacks like a duck it’s a duck!  If the land was peaceful then, it is because the people were kind and sharing.  Now it is every man for themself!!!  And the boastful attitudes of "Look at me!!  Look at what i have!!  I have more thanyou, or i have something better and nicer than you, ha ha ha!!!  Hi Ho Silver!!!" And the bullets of angry retaliation, revenge, resentment and jealousy fly through the air!! 

    C’mon now, who am i speaking to here???  I know somebody who reading this know i’m speaking to them!!!  C’mon now, listen!!  He who has an ear let them hear!

    We as a nation reap what we sow!  We sow unkindness, we reap unkindness.

    In this situation, i don’t know if the person or persons intended to shoot this woman, or if they were having target practice on tin cans or what and bullets strayed, maybe yes maybe no, i really don’t know, but talking about all what’s going on in this island with guns and violence, and all the other crimes, that is what is on the table of discussion in Mafia’s post and in this reply to Mafia’s post also, not just this incident.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone bother to read that she was shot with a AIRGUN. Obviously just some bored youths up to no good.

    Going a bit overboard calling the police AND paramedics over. That is a waste of government money right there.


  3. "Mafia" says:

    16:25 & 5:59, funny that this comment was made, as knowing this lady personally, she was actually home after attending church, and for us as church brethren, having returned to church that night and learning, that someone as dear as this lady could have lost her life so senselessly, allowed us all to take a closer look at what we have to deal with within our society, and appreciate life and God’s blessing more. We are praying for change within our islands, for our leaders and our youth in general.  God is going to make a difference.  With Him all things are possible.

    Our youth need to know that there are persons out there who still love and care for them, and are willing to take steps to helping them make a diference in their lives.  As communities we all need to pull together, and become "our brothers keepers" once more. We need to be more vigilant as we are living in perilous times, and the enemy will find work for idle hands.  Who best to work with, but young people as their minds are over-active and will always need something to keep them occupied.

    • Twyla M Vargas says:

      IT IS A PITY, that sometimes we talk about things we do not know.  It is best to do your homework and make sure before you speak, because someone may know the facts.  This lady is my next door neighbour and I was at the scene before the ambulance arrived.

      One, it was not a waste of government funds to call an ambulance, because no one knew what she was shot with.  Should she have been left there to nurse her own wound?………………….

      We complain about the youth and their sence of direction, but we never stop to think that parents guardians, me and you are to blame if we do not take some of the responsibility of assisting with the youth.  It is very easy for us to  put a bible under our arm and critize, but what have we done lately to assist one fallen child. just one…………………………………………

  4. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t sound random to me it sounds like a personal thing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hanging out the washing…in her own backyard!…what a mess, what is happening in Cayman.

    I wont even go out at night anymore!

    • Anonymous says:

      It has become too dangerous to live in the Cayman Islands – Caymanian or expat. 

      I hear you about not going out at night, but this lady appears to have been shot in the middle of the afternoon!  Next we won’t be able to go to church for fear of getting shot in the parking lot on Sunday morning.

      • Twyla M Vargas says:

        16:25   It has become too dangerous.

        This morning, although Its a serious matter, but I had to laugh out loud to your comments,  of, "Next we wont be able to go o church for rear of getting shot in the parking lot"  So true.  I mean if you cant even take the chance to hang out a few pieces of clothes in your back yard……what next.  Walk good.