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Two Men Arrested in Relation to West Bay Shooting

Law Enforcement 03 Oct, 2022 Follow News

Two Men Arrested in Relation to West Bay Shooting

On Sunday 2nd October, RCIPS officers arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm, in relation to the shooting incident which occurred in West Bay on the morning of Thursday, 29 September.

Incident

Just before 12:15AM on Thursday 29 September, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay. It was reported that several shots were fired at an address in the area and one man received a gunshot wound to the leg. Additionally, a dog that was in the yard was also shot and killed during the incident.

The injured man was transported to the hospital by private car where he is being treated for what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. Firearm Response Unit officers attended the location and after carrying out a throughout search of the area, declared the location safe for investigators to attend. No other persons reported injuries as a result of this incident.

Arrest

One of the men, age 31 of George Town, was further arrested for possession of ecstasy.

Police conducted further searches of the residences of the men, and recovered a quantity of cocaine at the address of the second man, age 28 of Bodden Town, who was further arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine.

Both men remain in custody as investigations continue and anyone with information is encouraged to call the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777<tel:949-7777>, or via our website<http://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip>.


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