Cops in Region Four are investigating a shooting incident which occurred around 21:30hrs last night (Tuesday) at ‘B’ Field Sophia, where four persons received gunshot wounds.
The victims were all part of a crowd gathered around two men fighting on the access road. Police are looking for the suspect, who reportedly walked up to the crowd and fired randomly, causing everyone to run for cover. Investigators have a description of the suspect, who was at the time wearing a grey hoodie and red and black pants. He is said to be about 6 feet in height and dark in complexion.
The four persons who received gunshot wounds are:
1. Abdool Joshua Kamal, a 32-year-old Welder of ‘A’ Field Sophia, received one gunshot wound to his left shoulder.
2. Shellon Collins, a 23-year-old Shopkeeper of ‘B’ Field Sophia, received one gunshot wound to the left side face.
3. Omale Dick, a 27-year-old Labourer of Lodge Housing Scheme, received three gunshot wounds (two to the Abdomen and one to his left thigh).
4. Quincy Hoyte, a 33-year-old Labourer of ‘B’ Field Sophia, received one gunshot wound to his lower back.
Investigations revealed that Shellon Collins (one of the victims) and another female, 34-year-old Felicia Thom of ‘B’ Field Sophia, had a misunderstanding earlier in the day where Collins claimed that Felicia Thom ‘pelted’ her shop.
Both women later told their reputed husbands what had happened between them. As such, during the period mentioned above (21:30 hrs last night), Shellon Collins’ reputed husband, Dion Morris, a 24-year-old Labourer, confronted Felicia Thom’s reputed husband, Malcolm Hutson, a 38-year-old minibus driver, on ‘B’ Field (access road) in Sophia.
The two men began to fight when a large crowd gathered, which included the victims.
At this point, the suspect approached the crowd and discharged several rounds at persons who had gathered around the two men fighting. After the shooting, the suspect ran away in a northern direction. Checks are currently being made for the suspect.
Those who received gunshot wounds were picked up and taken to the GPHC, where doctors saw and examined them. Joshua Kamal was treated and sent away, while the other victims were all admitted to the hospital.
Eight 9mm spent shells were found at the scene.
Further investigations are in progress.