Three women shot in GT

| 28/03/2015 | 49 Comments
Cayman News Service

An RCIPS officer in front of the Cayman Islands Hospital

(CNS) Updated 7am Monday: Following the shooting of three women in George Town, police are appealing to anyone who was at, or near to, an after-hours session in McField Square early Saturday morning to come forward . The RCIPS has confirmed that the women have been treated for their injuries; two are recovering at the hospital and the third has been released. The victims were admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town in the early hours of the morning, all suffering gunshot wounds, one of the women having been shot multiple times.

Police said the hospital reported that three women had arrived there at around 4am and officers responded immediately. It is understood the women had been at the late night session and food spot, J’ah’T’s, in the central George Town area. Police have not yet confirmed if the shooting is gang-related but other sources have reported to CNS that one of the victims is connected to a member of a West Bay gang.

The lead officer on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay, said a major incident room has been established and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“As the investigation into this indiscriminate shooting continues, we are still very interested in speaking to anyone who was in the vicinity of McField Square off School Road at approximately 4.00am on Saturday morning (28 March) to come forward and contact us at  George Town CID on  949 4222 , the MIR on 926 3975 or Crime Stoppers on 1 800 TIPS.”


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  1. The voice of reason says:

    11:48 am
    YOU. ARE. AN. IDIOT. I could stop there but lt me elaborate.
    A task force from overseas will not fix the problem. That is the problem. The RCIPS is woefully not Caymanian. Most of the officers are retired UK policemen that have come to our sunny little islands for an extended paid vacation and could give a rats ass about solving crime because after their contracts are up they have a home to go back to. What we should be doing instead, is training our sons and daughters to respect authority and encourage them to join the RCIPS and make Cayman the haven it once was.

    • Anonymous says:

      6.15 Thanks for the name calling, petty!
      Fine train, teach young Caymanians to take the reins of their own country and yes I agree there are too many pen pushers at RCIP, but what you going to do in the time it takes to get a Caymanian heavy force, that’s where a task force comes into play. March in and clear out the scum then your Caymanian boys can start with a fresh palette.

    • Diogenes says:

      Be careful before you call others idiots, particularly if you then say something idiotic. The majority of the RCIPS are not retired UK police officers. From recollection on the last statistics just under 50% of the RCIPS are Caymanian, but there are substantial numbers from other Caribbean jurisdictions , particularly Jamaica. But quite apart from being factually wrong your assumption that simply because they are not Caymanian they have don’t give a rats ass about crime has no evidence to support it, and dare I say it, no commonsense to it. Most police officers see policing as a vocation irrespective of where they are or who the criminals are. Are you seriously suggesting that someone who has a whole career in law enforcement where they go through anti social working hours and less than stellar pay suddenly has a complete change of heart and decides not to pursue criminals because they are no longer in their home country and no longer care? I might as well say all the Caymanian police officers are lazy and wont arrest their relatives – which would be equally idiotic and without any evidence to support it. I know prejudice against foreigners must be a great comfort, but it doesn’t really help resolve the underlying problem if you make up reasons for the current problems based on blind prejudice.

      BTW – I look forward to your Caymanisation of the RCIPS when the last recruitment drive couldn’t even find enough Caymanians to fill it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Twenty years ago a lot of the cops on the street were Brits and Canadians and crime was non-existent compared to today. In recent years I can’t remember the last time I saw a white cop on the street and crime has gotten horrible. Do the math. And no it has nothing to do with the color of their skin but where they come from. If you hire police from completely corrupt, crime ridden countries, many of whom are functionally illiterate, then it’s probably no surprise that the current incompetence and apathy is what we get.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If someone is willing to shoot into a crowd at session why would they not shoot into a crowd at a club, restaurant or a beach? No one will turn the shooters in so all those that were there feel this behavir is ok

    A young boys shot. Island is appalled, but behavior continues. A man shot in a crowded nightclub- no one sees a thing. Behavior continues. Teen killed outside a restaurant/bar- no one sees a thing, Behavior contines etc. etc. 3 women are shot. What is next? When does it stop? What happens when it is 3 children, your mom, sister, your girl, will that be when the guns are put down? Who needs to get in the crossfire before enough is enough? Someone needs to figure out the answer because it is only getting more bloody and the pains are growing monthly.

  3. Viktor Crossand says:

    While some are handing out plaques and accolades to themselves at the Ritz Carlton their is gunfire in our streets. Another day another victim in this absurdly UK run territory!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey – RCIP. I would like to report a crime. On weekend evenings large numbers of persons frequently gather unlawfully in an area of George Town called McField Square. Alcohol is sold in breach of applicable laws. Drugs are consumed, sometimes openly, and there are indications they are sold. Music is played at loud levels disturbing the peace and causing a significant disturbance to residents. There is a propensity towards violence, and prostitution and other unlawful activities are carried on. I am just letting you know because you are plainly unaware of such unlawful activities given your sworn duty to uphold and enforce the laws of the Cayman Islands without fear or favor.

    • Anonymous says:

      We need to bring a task force from overseas, no local contacts, no favouritism and target the known issues head on.

  5. E.Stenna says:

    To all the morons who call for separating West Bay whenever there is a shooting in that district, what is your remedy this time?

    • Anonymous says:

      Most of you have convenient memories. there was once a place here known as DALLAS, NUF SAID!!

    • Anonymous says:

      The victims of this shooting were ALL from West Bay! That should tell YOU something…obviously the target and shooter have WB connections also….

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry to burst your bubble but the intended TARGETS ARE ALL FROM TOWN, it just so happen these three women were standing minding their own business when caught in the middle of the bullshit……

  6. Anonymous says:

    McField Square, check. 4 am, check. I am overseas now but used to spend many an awesome night dancing round here back in the day before all the idiotic thug mentality hit town. Taking an educated guess at the circumstances until I hear what really went down. I reckon I can guess when and where, just not why, and certainly not nationality were involved. If I am right, this place doesn’t tend to attract tourists, and could have been an awesome regular nightspot, had it not been for the freakin wannabe thug kids we are all rearing these days who now hang out there killing the vibes. Then again, I could have got it all wrong… we’ll just have to see what unfolds. Let’s just say to hear of a shooting in this area at this time of night/morning sadly, is not altogether unsurprising. Very sad for those involved and really bad for Cayman.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I wish people would stop trying to pretend this is some new phenomenon that had never happened before.

    I can remember two people being injured in a drive-by shooting in central George Town back in the late 1990s. The difference back then was that between RCIPS, the hospital (I learnt about it from one of the A&E staff) and the media on the island it was all carefully covered up to preserve our ‘island paradise’ image.

    It was the same with burglaries and theft. 15-16 years residential break ins were rife (the home of one of my friends was broken into six times) but this was hardly ever reported in the press.

    Those days are long gone, true the situation is getting a lot worse now but the most important difference is that these incidents no longer remain secret. The genie is out of the bottle and it isn’t going back in.

  8. Anonymous says:

    People that are on trip advisor also read CNS and the other Cayman media outlets.
    It is very worrying that 3 people can be shot and no one in the vicinity calls the police as one poster has pointed out.
    Not good at all.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I don’t blame PPM, UDP, or C4C!!!!

    I blame everyone who decided that they would rather live their lives without thought of consequences. Stop blaming Government and foreigners for your shortcomings. Everyone have the power to change their own destiny!!! Stop waiting on the government or others to do every damn thing for you.

    Get off your ass and make the decision to change your own life for the better. I am not saying that you are guaranteed success, but for Christ sake make an effort. Even if you don’t become the most successful person in Cayman, at least you tried. It is still a better result than being a drain on society.

    My mother and father always told me that it was up to me, not the government or anyone else, to determine who or what I would become.

    Thankfully, the majority of Caymanians do their best to push themselves forward. But unfortunately there is the minority who refuse to get up and push themselves to achieve. Even worse is when they instill the same toxic way of thinking in their children.

    I was not offended by some cartoon drawn in the Compass, simply because it didn’t apply to me! I know who I am and what I accomplished. No one can take that away from me. Yes I agree that there are those in Cayman, local and foreign, that try to disenfranchise others, that’s the nature of human beings. But to hell if that is going to discourage me. I have instilled in my children the same thing. I refuse to play that victim card, and to hell if I’m going to tolerate it from my children.

    Grow up and take responsibility! And for the love of Christ stop blaming the world for the problems that you created yourself.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nobody cares about this place going down the drain except the people that HAVE to live here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well the “people who have to live here” should do something about it, and stop waiting for someone else to “look into it”.

      Caymanians want a hero, but not if they got to be bothered to even pray for his deliverance.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wait until the news hits tripadvisor.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I have heard similar stuff like this happen around the world and for this type of event to take place here is very disturbing!…

    • Anonymous says:

      Isn’t it strange the time that it happened? I was sleeping in my bed, they should’ve been in theirs.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nothing strange about the time. People are free to go out whenever and wherever they want without expecting to be shot! Time was not holding the gun and shooting!

  13. Anonymous says:

    How old were these women? Were they all together when they were shot? Do police believe this was a random shooting? I know it is early in the investigation, but so many details are missing.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Seriously in shock over this one. There used to be some kinda rules – women and kids didn’t get shot. But in recent years the game has changed. It’s frightening. These kinds of things used to happen elsewhere – in places of poverty and violence where there is no regard for human life. Like Jamaica and Honduras. Unfortunately, Cayman seems to be sliding into becoming a third world country. Some of our young people see no hope and get no educational or employment opportunities. Combine this with backgrounds of poor parenting, drug use and the imported influences of the countries listed above – it’s not surprising that some of them turn to the thug lifestyle. And before people attack me for blaming outside influences, I am not. This problem has been brewing in Cayman for a long time. And no one was willing to address the root causes. A senior officer in the RCIPS told me that the worst violent offenders they are now seeing are Caymanian children born in the 1980s and onward to Caymanian fathers and Jamaican and Honduran mothers. A lot of these kids are legally Caymanian but grew up shuttled between Cayman and their mothers’ home countries, with little or no involvement by their fathers. Then add to that rampant alcoholism, drug use, domestic abuse, and then throw in lack of educational opportunities or employment and what do you get? So many root causes need to be addressed. For this generation of thugs, it is already too late. And it will only get worse if we don’t collectively make it better.

    • Anonymous says:

      This letter reeks of ignorance .Almost every day this week in the compass ,there has been an advert from a local company for educational scholarships for Caymanians only . 4 young Caymanians in Friday’s Compass were all called to the Cayman Bar as attorneys this week .there are plenty of educational and employment opportunities for young people here, but guess what ?You have to study hard , show up for school or work, not abuse drugs and work hard , all pretty reasonable things to expect of a young person wanting to better their lives .As the first letter above aptly puts it STOP blaming the government and anything and everyone else for these shootings , stop choosing to have children and relationships with baby daddy’s you know are worthless and you know won’t be around ..
      I am offended by the writers reference to Jamaicans and Hondurans ,I know many Jamaicans and Hondurans who greatly value human life ,who work very very hard , seek out any educational or employment opportunity they can find and take it.
      These shootings happened because a human being ,who has no regard for life ,did something he or she wanted to do with no thought for anyone else , the perfectly well educated ,well employed German pilot committed an even greater atrocity with out any Central American or Carribean influence .

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought by now we as Caymanians had come to terms that these gangsters/thugs or whatever you want to call them are full bred Caymanians. I dont know believe any Senior Police Officer told you any such nonsense; unless they are of un-sound mind. i wont disclose my profession, but I can certainly tell you, your comments about most of our thugs are born of either Jamaican/Hondurans mother and Caymanian father and spending most of their times shuffling between their mother’s country and Cayman, is bullcrap. 99.5% of them are full bred Caymanians, the other .5% are born of foreign FATHER (noticed i said foreign fathers, cause contrary to your comments not all the fathers are originally from Jamaica/Honduras) with a Caymanian MOTHER, most have not spend anytime in their father’s country of birth because of the sterotyping from Caymanias towards these.countries. And yes, you are blaming foreigners for our crime problem, but i know it is easier to point finger than to accept blame.

    • Anonymous says:

      Too many baby machines using children as entitlement to stay in the Cayman Islands. Reports should be sent directly to immigration on work permit holders who are embarking on increasing the population as a means of gaining a foothold. There are no borders for criminals and worse when we cultivate them. Our demise only started when we dropped our gaurd and opened the doors to one and all.
      When I was growing up, their were certain nationalities who were barred or had limited entrance, because of their notorious behaviour.

    • Roger says:

      Yawn ….. Check the court lists!

  15. H. Owen says:

    What is even more worrying is that it was the hospital that reported it. So several shots were fired: the victims themselves did not report it, the immediate neighbors who possibly heard the shots and screams did not report it and people in the area did not find it strange that they heard gunshots somewhere in the area. Just about says it all really.

  16. Anonymous says:

    WOW…Im ashamed as a Caymanian to call these so called “thugs” my fellow Caymanians.They have a serious mental health issue and they give the rest of Caymanians a bad name for their stupid ways and decisions.Why cant Cayman be like the Brac where its very peaceful and almost everyone helps each other out instead of fighting each other?i hope the people or person who did this will get caught and spend the rest of their lives in northward where they belong!!

    • Anonymous says:

      da because dem brackas ga gov’t subsidy!! if they didn’t have it, brackas would be in poverty and surely crime would follow.

      i’m ashamed too to call these thugs our fellow brethren.

      • Anonymous says:

        @12:14 are you really that stupid? those same “brackas” help to build up cayman who do you think own alot of the big buisnesses here?scotts,tibbetts,fosters,kirkonnells and waltons.The fosters and kirkonnells came here and build up the supermarkets to feed all of you because yall didnt have any ambition to do it so think about that everytime you shop at fosters and kirks…

    • Anonymous says:

      My friend you are jumping to some conclusion there. There may not have been a fourth person involved. Cayman cannot be more like the Brac because the Brac is a uniquely small place which has its own unique problems.

    • Anonymous says:

      It used to be……

    • Anonymous says:

      I dont know what nationality committed the crime. There are criminals in every country; are the citizens ashamed to be called American, Canadian etc?

      Proud to be Caymanian

    • Anonymous says:

      You are just basing your theory on pure speculations, without justifying the facts. Did you even read the article clearly? It didn’t stated where it says Caymanians committed the crime, the investigation is still ongoing. So, where did you get so call thugs from? Where in this article does it states that any thug committed these crimes? This is what gets me with Caymanians, you jump ahead of the cart, without the horse on it.

    • Sharkey says:

      I wonder what has happened to Grand Cayman? It seems like we have lost everything off a little island , and has become the big wild west state . I wonder if the CID has questioned the victims yet .

      • Anonymous says:

        6:47 They will question them next year and lose the statements in the process.

      • Michel Lemay says:

        Yes Sharkey, it changed that much! We must regain Cayman back to at least our sense of Pride, friendliness and he Love on Another. Brings back those good memories into reality. It up to All of us. God Bless, Michel Lemay

  17. Anonymous says:

    So where’s the outrage? One little stupid cartoon in a newspaper and Caymanians lose their minds.

    But when it comes to attempted femicide…… not a peep, dead silence, crickets.

    Where’s the big facebook rant?

  18. Anonymous says:

    PPM, UDP, C$C, you all have no leadership or control of this country, all of unnah need to resign now!!!!

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