Driver crashes after gunman opens fire

| 12/04/2021 | 38 Comments
Cayman News Service
RCIPS Firearms Response Unit vehicles

(CNS: Police dealt with yet another serious firearms case Monday after a driver crashed his car when a gunman shot at him in the very early hours of the morning. According to a brief police report, the man was driving along Martin Road in central George Town at around 12:45am on 12 April when an unknown person approached the vehicle with a weapon and fired multiple shots. The car sped off but then collided with a house on the roadside, receiving significant damage. Police were called to the scene where they discovered that neither of the two people in the car were shot.

The driver was taken to hospital as a result of minor injuries suffered during the subsequent crash while the passenger was unhurt.

The report of the gun violence comes in the wake of an incident at the weekend where two men were shot in Whitman Seymour Road in George Town following an altercation involving firearms at Welly’s Cool spot.

This latest shooting is currently under investigation by George Town CID. Anyone with information is asked to contact 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or the RCIPS website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There are an awful lot of insults on here without properly delving into the real issues in Jamaica. I am Jamaican by birth, absolutely love the country but I am also distressed as to how far the country has fallen. There are many factors to consider in the fall of Jamaica.

    Main issues arose when (i) Prime Minister Michael Manley tried to join forces with Castro. This was bad for Jamaica as the Americans came down heavily on Jamaica, a small Island which does not have the power to fight, we have been paying for this error (in the eyes of America) ever since

    (ii) a minority of corrupt and rogue members of Parliament and the Police Force

    (iii) easy access to Jamaican shores by drug lords (real serious issues)

    (iv) illegal weapons entering the country (for such a poor country, we should be wondering how such advanced weapons end up on the island)

    (v) mafia type behaviours where business owners and some elite in the country are being forced to pay for protection

    (vi) JLP/PNP leaders arming garrisoned areas which encourage these violent behaviours

    (vii) poverty and lack of opportunity for the young but also Jamaicans now want to have everything America has and forgetting that they are a small island (too much as they say “red-eye behaviour”).

    There was a time that people would heavily go into farming and have yard animals (chickens, goats etc), this has changed, everyone wants to buy the frozen chicken from the supermarket that comes from the States (seriously, how silly can one be?). In the West, people pay a high price for more organic food produce whilst in Jamaica we are running to the supermarket for process food.

    There are so many other points to make but hopefully this is a little insight. It is sad to say but I don’t know if Jamaica will ever recover if no-one in power is prepared to take a heavy stance and risk life and limb to clean up the country (as am sure anyone who seeks to challenge the status quo is likely to lose their life).

    I am not looking to insult anyone but as Jamaicans we cannot be blind to the issues. Love is corrective, we need to stand up and face it, pretending it is not there or trying to say it is not as bad just allow for these behaviours to continue. We’re such talented people, let’s not waste the gift given to us.

    • Proud Jamaican says:

      The news mentioned shots fired in cayman, they never mentioned anything about jamaica or Jamaicans, yes jamaica is out of control when it comes to crime but the news topic was clearly not about jamaica or Jamaicans, I think you should post this on your social media page instead of on a news page that never mentioned anything about jamaica nor Jamaicans, I am Jamaican too, if i wish to make these comments i would rather to call a Jamaican radio station and vent my concerns rather than posting something that clearly has nothing to do with what the news has mentioned

      • Anonymous says:

        Apologies, my comments did not attach the comments section where there were discussions about Jamaica and Jamaicans, this is where I was bringing in my point. I agree with your point that no mention was made in the story about Jamaicans but if you read through the comments then you’ll see what I mean.

        Fortunately for me, I am not on social media, there are a lot of good there but I see it can also be used for insulting and destroying people’s character. As I said before I love Jamaica but cannot turn a blind eye because of that love. It’s like a parent turning a blind eye to the wrong doing of their child and defending them when they’ve done wrong. It is never good as that response only cause harm.

    • Anonymous says:

      Step 1. Only reproduce within a stable family unit.

      Unless most of your kin adopt that, all else is doomed to fail.

  2. anon says:

    Whenever guns are mentioned the U.S. will always come into it.America leads the world in private gun ownership, some 300 million at the latest count, one for every single adult and child – 106 million handguns, 105 million rifles (inc 17 million assault rifles),and 83 million shotguns.By any standards (except Americans’) this country is gun crazy and it seems it always will be. This is fact.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How on earth have you got ANY gun crime on an island 20 miles long with 60k people and hardly anyone coming in just now? We’re doing better than this in the UK with 66 million people, several major cities and lax borders!

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought that must be wrong given all the stories you hear of gun crime in London and certain UK cities, but the stats bear you out. 4100 non airgun firearms offences involving violence or robbery in 2019 for a population of 66.65 million people. That ratio would equate to 4 offences here. We had 2 in a week.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Poverty and the social problems that come with it have no national origin. However, policies that promote the importation of poverty, poor schools, teen pregnancy, etc., are difficult and expensive to change. They require serious people and serious study without vitriol.

  5. Anonymous says:

    New Caymanians are Jamaicans ask the PPM they know what time it is Kick deh old Caymanians to the curb they aint worth nuttin

  6. Anonymous says:

    What Caymanians need to do to address social decay is stop thinking in the nostalgic sense. When events like this take place the mindset should shift from “It’s beginning” to “It’s already begun, how can we address this from accelerating further”.

    • Anonymous says:

      We could also enforce our laws, including as to maintenance and immigration. Just sayin…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Traditionally, when the police frame an incident as “dealt with”, in the past tense, it essentially means: no leads, no CCTV evidence, or review interest, no witness or snitch interviews, and no further action being taken. Unacceptable levels of crime remains “stable”. Cheers.

    We don’t just need a new government tomorrow, we need a wholesale reassessment of governance in the Cayman Islands. Including all branches of our justice system. That is, if we genuinely intend to move off international sanctions lists.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Only the beginning

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mac planted these seeds and Kenneth Bryan happily nurturing them!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Showdown in little Jamaica town. Thanks Mac

    • Anonymous says:

      You can thank Alden too. The mass importation of poverty (and associated social decay) has accelerated under his reign.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hate to hear ignorant AHoles spewing their hate about jamaica as soon as something bad happens on this island, but I guess that’s how small minded people are.
      Jamaica does not manufacture guns and even though jamaica has a lot of gun violence we still need to take responsibility for our own home grown bad seeds.
      Why don’t you blame America for most of the gun violence in the caribbean, that’s where most of the guns are coming from, and let the records shows that over 300 people are shot every day in the US and many of those are killed from active shootings, in other words it’s a lot safer in jamaica than the USofA,
      But maybe it’s personal for you to bash jamaica and jamaicans maybe your wife/husband was taken away by one, I really don’t know and I really don’t care because your opinion doesn’t matter and you are probably just a sad racist POS, I’m I correct?

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re Jamaican Me Crazy man.

        They’re are POS people everywhere you’re right. Cayman is no exception but don’t play fool fool like the majority of our tiny little Island problems aren’t being shipped from overseas or coming by bird.

        With that said sit on it and spin till your dizzy.

      • Anonymous says:

        While you are asking locals to not bash Jamaican/Jamaicans, you take the time to bash the USA? Somewhat defeats your argument which I agreed with to that point. And comparing the shooting rate of the USA (effectively 50 countries each larger by far than Jamaica) to an island in the Caribbean and saying Jamaica isn’t so bad is also really poor logic.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah dumbass the point is that many of you are ready to bash jamaica about violence but are ready at any given time to fly go to Miami or any tourist hot spot in america, but at least I can go to jamaica where active shootings are unheard of rather than being on edge just arriving at any airport in the US.
          And FYI there are many places in jamaica that cayman itself has more crime, but an accidental squirt like you wouldn’t know the difference because you are too glued to your computer/phone screen to realize the reality of this world.
          Take it from someone who traveled to all four corners of the globe and I’ve been going to jamaica for 30years.
          Maybe you should go back to America!,,oops I guess that’s why you’re here, maybe it’s something that your running from, so just STFU, get your jab and venture out from behind your screen and see the world for your self, POS.

          • Anonymous says:

            And which parts of jamaica have you visited? Ochi behind gated enclosures at beaches? Sandals?

            Active shootings are unheard of in Jamaica? Drive through St. Andrew next time. Stop trying to double down on your position with insults and misinformation. Best you just ignore the rest of us and live your naive happy life

          • Anonymous says:

            Jamaica is a hll hole.

          • BeaumontZodecloun says:

            Insulting your opponent in a debate always results in a loss on your side.

          • Anonymous says:

            Hey why America get dragged into this.. Take a look around and count the Americans ‘real Americans’ not just born their for papers. Unless they on a condo in SMB or hanging out in the Brac or Little it’s pretty hard to find them. They do well in their own country kinda like the Canadians now do and don’t come as often as the use to, to work. Cayman, nice and safe but unfortunately yall go for the lowest wage point.

            • Anonymous says:

              You all living in a bubble, America got dragged into this because america is what’s wrong with the rest of the world, jamaica used to be a safe place way back in the day before it became americanized and the same goes for cayman and many other countries that trys to walk in uncle sam’s shoes, the poverty and hardship caused on the lower class people just to feed your selfish greed, just remember you can’t carry it with you when your time expires,
              And yes I have been through St Andrew countless of times and never heard of or seen an active shooting, but yet they’re killing children at schools in the good ol USofA and that’s facts, something that has never happened in jamaica
              But let me leave you with some insight you reap what you sow and no matter where you all run to karma will always follow.

              • Anonymous says:

                American didn’t have anything to do with what happened in Jamaica. Jamaicans had everything to do with what happened. I look out my window at the people who drive like maniacs and they almost always have a 🇯🇲 on or in the car. It’s a culture of kids with about 10 other step siblings that is the problem. No real difference from other places in the world where parents don’t parent. It’s just we’re next to that nation.

        • Anonymous says:

          I live in America in a town with more people than all of GC. I can’t remember the last time there was an incident involving a gun, machete or knife. It’s not something that happens every year let alone every weekend.
          Most gun crime happens in large cities. The other areas are relatively quiet with the occasional incident. Come visit, travel other than the large cities and experience the peaceful areas/ different scenery of America.

      • Anonymous says:

        guns don’t miraculously get up by themselves and start shooting people. Guns don’t just get up by themselves and force people to use it. Stop worrying about how people feel and start doing what’s right. This appeal to fake virtue nonsense has to stop.

        I’m a born jamaica with nothing but jamaican family and I refuse to go back to my home country because there is nothing there and the reason there is nothing there is because it slowly decayed watching this same nonsense occur. Call it what it is and lets address the problem. Your bashing of “small minded” people to boost your own fake virtue has done nothing.

        • Anonymous says:

          Ain’t nothing fake about what I’m saying and it seems to me that you are just one of those self hating jamaicans, maybe you should think outside the box and take a look at how much more successful you would have been if you had just stayed where you came from.
          I am a born caymanian and I’ve been living in and out of jamaica for over 30years, living 5years for the most and have lived in every parish, I’ve invested into a few businesses and having proved successful in doing so, something that I could have never achieved in cayman due to not being entitled, who feels it knows it but small minded people like you wouldn’t know that because you put your self into a bubble because of the hate you have for your own country and people.
          But one thing I can assure you is that if you didn’t come here with big money then you just going be another tool in this shit shed.

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