[Updated: Police confirm that a 22-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the Beacon Hill area of Sandys at around 10pm. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening. As of 11.30am on Wednesday morning, the shooting victim is listed as stable in the ICU]
At some time around 10pm this evening [Mar 19] there was a shooting in the Sandys area, and unofficial reports indicate someone has been injured. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.
Update 10.46pm: Unofficial reports indicate the shooting victim is in his early 20s.
Update 10.55pm: There is a heavy police presence in the Scotts Hill Road/Beacon Hill Road area of Sandys, and crime scene tape is also visible.
Update 10.59pm: An ambulance, with what appeared to be a police escort, just arrived at KEMH, and someone was transported into the hospital.
Update 11.07pm: The police have confirmed that there was a shooting in the Beacon Hill, Sandys parish area, and also confirmed that was one person was injured. The police presence remains outside KEMH, which is standard when a shooting victim is brought in.
Update 11.25pm: The police remain on scene, and can be seen searching the ground using flashlights
Update 11.37pm: Minister with Portfolio Leah Scott — the MP for C#30 Southampton East Central — is on scene. She said we have to stop the violence, and said it will take a collaborative effort. The audio of her statement is below.
Update 11.49pm: Police Spokesperson Robin Simmons confirmed the shooting happened at around 10pm, and said the victim is a 22-year-old man. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The video of Mr Simmons statement is below.
Update 2.49am: The police statement said, “Around 10pm on Tuesday, March 19th police officers responded to a report of gunshots in the Beacon Hill Road, Scott’s Hill Road Sandys parish area where a 22 year old man was shot and injured.
“The victim was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment. At this time his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
“Inquiries into this confirmed firearm incident are ongoing and witnesses or 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.”
Update Mar 20, 11.33am: As of this time, the shooting victim is listed as stable in the ICU
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