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A young man is likely to be slapped with several serious charges stemming from a pre-dawn shooting in his community on Friday.
Residents said 22-year-old Andre Henry of Greenbay, also known as “Belly Man”, reportedly armed himself with a gun and fired several shots at a fellow villager, following an earlier altercation he had with the man’s son.
“When dem done fight close to one vehicle he said he going for his gun and come back. When he came back he fired a shot in the air but nobody run; it was around eight people outside. Then he started firing shots at [the father]; he didn’t hit him,” the witness told OBSERVER.
A silver Toyota Celica that was parked on the side of the road was reportedly struck by one of the bullets just moments after the driver had pulled up outside his home and exited the car. The round entered the left quarter panel, several inches away from the gas tank, on the passenger’s side.
The bullet struck the door panel and dropped inside the vehicle where lawmen recovered the spent round yesterday afternoon at Police Headquarters.
No one was injured and Henry was taken into custody around 8:30 am yesterday. The shooting had occurred shortly after midnight.
The police also recovered what appeared to be spent shells and a .380 round of ammunition from the scene.
The man is now assisting the police further with their investigations and is likely to face several charges that could include shooting with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition when not the holder of a firearm licence, and malicious damage.
Henry can be held legally for up to 48 hours, excluding weekends, on suspicion before being charged with any offence.

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