Man shot in West Bay

| 25/08/2013

(CNS): Police have confirmed that one man was injured in a West Bay shooting Saturday  evening. Although the RCIPS has yet to release full details, officers said the incident took place on Powell Smith Drive off Town Hall road in West Bay at around 9:30pm, when the 22-year-old was said to have been hit more than once when shots were fired at a house. Police are still processing the scene and a number of spent shells have been been recovered at the property where police found multiple gun shot holes in the walls. The victim who was conscious when paramedics arrived is currently being treated for his injuries at the hospital in George Town where he is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

An RCIPS spokesperson said a more comprehensive report would be released later gut there have been no arrests and so far no motive for the shooting has been established.

If anyone has information they are asked to call 949-7777, West Bay CID on 525 8303 or 800 TIPS to remain anonymous.

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  1. SSM345 says:

    "To stop the drugs…."

    Absolutely no chance of ever stopping drugs, it's a war that will neever be one. With something called demand, there will always be a supply.

    Couple the demand with our Hotel that we send drug dealers to when they are caught and you wonder why bother in the first place.

  2. 4Cayman says:

    Wowthe only thing this reminds me of is that movie with Al Pacinio "Scarface" 

  3. Anonymous says:

    The CoP just had his contract renewed.

  4. Just as we expected says:

    Is this the start of another round of killings ?

  5. Beef A Roni says:

    Another average day in beautiful West Bay… Her (ex)Diktater has done his work.

  6. Otherview says:

    West Bay property values will continue to plummet with this kind of news.

    Who wants to live in drug ridden, criminal controlled, dangerous neighborhood?

    The Dart built highway extension will be all for naught.

    FIX IT !!!!

    • SSM345 says:

      14:28, The extension will be for naught?

      Not really……..if I can bypass WB to get to Morgans Harbour and Calypso Grill (which is basically where the new bypass finishes) then its a success in my book.

       

    • SSM345 says:

      The"Master of All Things West" is busy arguing about conflicts of interest on the PAC and backing Velma on her quest for a large legal bill, so he cannot address any such issues at this time.

    • Anonymous says:

      14.28…the new highway is the escape route…

    • Hear Hear says:

      Hear Hear.

      The problem is our own acceptance.  If you ask anyone over the age of 21 they can tell you were to buy drugs.  The baby mammas support the bad boys and the youth idolize rap and gang style. The parents blame it all on the government and take the cash to help the family, it is wrong and should not be accepted.

      The gang related trafficking also goes beyond social users and we are naive to think that Cayman is not a geographical drug shipping point.  Yes, the customs and ports need better policing.  Our borders need to close to this long ongoing shipment gold mine.

      The problem with the power being WHITE COLLAR and some very wealthy people have their fingers in thedrug pie.

      To stop the drugs and viloence, we need to stop the gangs and trafiicking period.  This means no more head-turning and looking away from prominent businessmen with connections.  No more, but he is good boy, nope….

      This means zero tolerance and turning your neighbors in.  This means policing that sticks.

      We are only 50,000 people surrounded by the sea and should be easy to cut the flow, but we have to want to???

      Bring back no nonsense D. Haines or ask him for a clone please.  (His talents are being wasted ar DART)  Our policing needs to get serious.

       

      • Anonymous says:

        Some of us will buy more condos/apartments in the US, while the contraband flows under our noses.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow! You are very ignorant person for your statement. Basically, crime touches all areas of Grand Cayman.

  7. Long time says:

    It was taking too long to start again!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Since we do not enforce a single one of our laws consistently, if at all, are you seriously surprised?Whether it is paying hospital bills, or pensions for staff, or indicating on round a bouts we are so mired in incompetence and corruption that NOTHING is ever done.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Overall when examined the country is on a plate that is tilting towards the direction a country that is being overran by criminals. We have 50,000 approx people plus tourists, here with approx 400 Police Officers and a Customs department, a prison departemtn, and an Immigration Department. We are not without as the RCIP sings daily. This is unacceaptable that we have this high rate of criminal actions without any real fear of being cuaght. Could someone find out how many total firearmes, not fake but actual firearms have been sized by our Enformcent branches this year and last. Not hand ins but actual siezures? This number will be pretty low and it is high time to stop asking for more and more and do something about this. There is far too many incidents that are demonstrating incompetence by those charged to protect this community. These shores are heading into an area of land that is being controlled by petty and major criminals. We cannot prevent, nor catch nor keep the ones caught custody.

    • Anonymous says:

      don't blame other Countries for your own inequities and inadequacies. Address and deal with your own issues. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Changing of the gaurds.  Cleanse the RCIP and bring in POLICE from countries, where Police are hired, not uniforms.  The money that is being paid out to uniforms that are not providing the proper service, should be redirected elsewhere.  The calibre of individuals who are hired and unable to write an statement is deplorable to say the least.  We need intellligent minds, with good insight into criminality and how to deal with it.Seek, Search, Find, Charge and Convict.

       

  10. Anonymous says:

    I hope the MLAs are realizing that their next set of voters are being killed off! Where they at? At another function again?? They need to be more visible in their communities. Show leadership. Because someone needs to take a proactive stance on this problem, whatever means necessary. This is becoming a weekly headline, especially in West Bay.Shameful.

    • Anonymous says:

      Visible? lol Cayman Brac never saw their's from election!!

      • Anonymous says:

        wwell, you must be blind as a bat cause Moses was at the football field on Saturday and I have seen him many other times.  Even saw JuJu driving herself doing such a lowly thing as shopping for herself. Gasp!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Where are your most Honourable MLA's? Hiding behind grandiose walls of shame.

      • SSM345 says:

        MacDipSh*t is busy learning about conflicts and U.S. passport issues.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ask the parents who rare these thugs, how they could've done such a bad job.  Don't blame the government for the bums, drug-pushers, thieves, muderers, rapists and the list goes on.  Address the parents how were responsible for bring up the criminals of today and tomorrow.  I don't think they did a good job. 

        • Otherview says:

          Their parents, cousins, and neighbors are some their best customers.

          Institute a policy of random, mandatory drug testing for all work permit holders.

          When you apply for a work permit you must sign a waver to agree to random drug testing.

          Any objection, no permit.  Any failed test, permit revoked.  All bartenders, lawyers, bankers and others (come on guys you know who you are, supporting this lawless trade) must submit and pass random tests.  

          All government employees must consent to and pass a test before being delivered a contract.

          Any individual involved in a RCIPS investigation will be tested.

          Just randomly test the hands and clothing of a few on duty bell hops at the hotels and that should deter, or make more difficult, the tourist trade in drugs.  Bust a few tourist for consumption or possession and give them more then a slap on the wrist and a big bill.

          This will send the message that needs to be heard.

          Deter, slow, and stop the demand and these thugs will have nobody to sell to.

          The local dealers will fear for their own lives as they will not be able to pay the suppliers who

          have "loaned them a re-up".  There may be a small spat of "territorial wars", maybe a few hits,

          lets just consider this "taking out the trash".  

           

           

           

           

           

  11. Deja Woo says:

    UH UH UH…………..