[Updated: There were two firearm incidents at around 9.30pm this evening. One in the Curving Avenue area in which no one was injured, and another one a few minutes later in the Khyber Heights Lane area of Warwick.
The Warwick incident saw one man -- approximately 28 years old -- shot in his upper torso. He is presently in stable condition in the ICU. It also appears a dog may have been shot in this incident.
The Curving Avenue incident involved two people who rode up on a cycle and fired a gun.]
At sometime around 9/9.30pm this evening [Jan 16] there was a shooting in Warwick and also one in the Curving Avenue area.
Police Media Relations Manager Dwayne Caines confirmed there were two firearm incidents in an approximate 20 minute time frame this evening.
One happened in the Curving Avenue area, and the other occurred in Warwick. Mr Caines said early reports indicate one person was shot in Warwick, and it does not appear anyone was injured in the other incident.
Updates will be posted as able, scroll to bottom for latest:
Update 10.07pm: There is a heavy police presence in the Khyber Heights Lane area of Warwick…
Update 10.18pm: Police are still arriving at the Warwick scene, and are beginning to string up crime scene tape. There is also a police presence at the hospital, which is standard procedure when a shooting victim is brought in.
Update 10.35pm: In addition to the person who was shot in Warwick – it appears a dog may have also been shot. The dog is still alive, remains on the scene, and apparently veterinary care is being sought for it.
Update 10.46pm: The dog was injured in its hind leg [pictured below]. It’s not confirmed the dog was shot, as it is not as if anyone can ‘see’ a bullet in the dog’s leg, but the owner seems to think the dog was shot.
Update 10.50pm: The police confirmed that the first shooting was in the Curving Avenue incident at around 9.30pm this evening. They also confirmed that someone was shot approximately 10 minutes later in the Warwick area.
The nature of the person’s injuries are not known at this time. The victim is a male, approximately 28 years old. The police also noted that a dog was ‘possibly’ shot in the Warwick incident.
Video of Police Superintendent Darrin Simons speaking at the scene:
Update 11.45pm: It appears the dog was taken away to receive care
Update 12.13am: The police confirmed the 28-year-old shooting victim from the Warwick incident is presently listed in stable condition in the ICU. The full police statement is below:
Police responded to reports of two confirmed firearms incidents that took place on Wednesday night.
The first incident took place at approximately 9:30pm on Curving Avenue where two individuals rode up on a cycle and discharged a firearm however no one was injured as a result of this incident.
The second incident took place at 9:45pm at Khyber Height Lane in Warwick, where a 28 year old man was shot, he was then transported to KEMH where he presently being treated for gun shot wounds to his upper torso. The 28 year old man is presently listed in stable condition in the ICU.
Police are appealing for witnesses in both incidents to contact police on 2950011.
Update Jan 17, 9.03am: The shooting victim remains in stable condition in the ICU.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the main police number on 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.
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