Carnival shooter’s gun found

| 05/05/2014

(CNS): Police have now seized the gun they say was fired by a 29 year old man from Prospect during one of Cayman’s leading festivals and have charged the suspect with a number of serious offences. The man is accused of firing the weapon on a busy George Town street on Saturday evening at around 7pm during the Batabano Carnival when hundreds of people were in the capital for the celebrations. The gunman has been charged with attempted murder, unlawful use of a firearm and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the incident in which, despite the crowds, no one was shot. The man was due to appear in court Monday but police are still looking for more witnesses to the shooting.

As a result of the number of people in the area at the time DCI Malcolm Kay who is leading the investigation said it was highly likely that numerous people may have seen part or all of this incident and have important information. At least one shot was fired as one bullet was recovered from a tree in the area where the shots were fired.

“The shooting occurred in a very populated area of George Town. The streets were filled with people including lots of children who were out to simply have fun and enjoy the afternoon,” the senior detective stated. “Although no one was physically injured in this incident, it could have ended very differently and an innocent person could have been seriously injured or killed by thereckless actions of this person,” Kay added, as he appealed for people to come forward in confidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call DCI Kay or DC Andrew Graham at the George Town CID at 949-4222, or to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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