Two shootings in one day

Shooting

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Two people were shot in separate incidents yesterday, with one case being an attempted robbery and the other reportedly stemming from an argument between two men.

The incidents come a mere three days after an attempted robbery at a bank and shooting of one of its senior employees.

Details on the most recent incident were sketchy at press time, but reports are that shortly before 8 pm yesterday armed bandit(s) tried to rob a female proprietor of an ice-cream parlor in All Saints – a stone’s throw away from the police station.

When the perpetrator(s) didn’t get any cash from the businesswoman, she was shot in the upper arm, sources said.

Police rushed to the scene to comb the area for the assailants but up to press time it was unknown whether anyone was caught.

The victim was taken to Mount St John’s Medical Centre.

The second incident occurred around 2 am yesterday.

A 23-year-old Villa man narrowly escaped with his life as he dodged a gunshot reportedly aimed at his head but which struck him in the leg as he fled from his attacker.

A witness to the incident said the victim had a confrontation with another man outside the popular Wendy’s Night Club on Popeshead Street. Reports indicate that shortly thereafter, two gunshots rang out.

The victim’s injury was however not life threatening, the witness said.

(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)

 

 

Pin It

Community Rules

Antiguaobserver.com is really happy to provide this forum in which all are encouraged to freely state their opinions without ridiculing anyone or being ridiculed. We've found that happens really easily if each comment is limited to the topic at hand. We will approve any comment that speaks solely to the story to which it is attached and is free of defamatory statements.

While we will not post comments questioning moderators' judgement, we will take such suggestions into consideration as possible ways to improve the experience of all community members. If you feel your submission has been disallowed unfairly or if a breach slips through our net, please let us know by e-mailing customer_support@antiguaobserver.com.