Tuesday 27 October, 2020

UPDATE: Family traumatised after stray bullets rocket through vehicle

UPDATE [9:20 pm]: Family traumatised after stray bullets rocket through vehicle


Yet another family is thankful for life after being caught in a fury of bullets.

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Police earlier reported that they were on the scene at Dalkeith Road, St Michael, investigating a shooting incident.

Loop News has now made contact with a family which was driving in the area when the incident occurred and will maintain their anonymity at this time.

While still shaken from the ordeal, the father who was driving with his wife and young daughter in the vehicle, relayed some details via a telephone call. 

He recounted telling his family to "duck" when he saw persons with guns starting to shoot at each other.

"It is only God's grace that none of us was hit," he continued.

The incident left the family very traumatised, especially the mother and daughter, who when checked by paramedics at the scene, had dangerously elevated blood pressure levels. 

The father however stressed that they are all thanking God for life.


Original Post [8:01 pm]: Police investigating St Michael shooting


With just over 24 hours left in 2018, the Royal Barbados Police Force has yet another shooting incident to investigate for the month of December.

Word of this comes from Acting Public Relations Officer with the Force, Sergeant Michael Blackman, who gave details about the shooting incident at Dalkeith Road, St Michael.

While he could not provide in-depth information at this time, he confirmed this police investigation to the media:

"Police are currently on the scene of a shooting incident at Dalkeith Road, St Michael."

He added that there are "no reported injuries" at this time.

Police have been kept busy with a number of incidents during the month of December. Those incidents ranging from shootings, fires, accidents and sudden deaths shocked the nation during a period which is normally seen as the happiest time of year. 

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