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Drive-by shooting targets George Town house

Gunmen opened fire at a house in George Town during a terrifying drive-by shooting.

The occupants were sat at home just before 11pm on Wednesday when someone opened fire.

Two bullet holes were found in the front window of the property in McField Lane off Mary Street.

It is understood the house may have been shot at by mistake and the gunmen targeted the wrong property.

A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “About 10.50pm on Wednesday the occupants of a house heard what they believed to be two gunshots. They then found holes in a front window of their house and contacted police.

“Police officers responded immediately and on examination of the scene confirmed recovering bullet fragments from inside the home.

“None of the occupants of the house were injured and police enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

“RCIPS officers remained at the location throughout the night.

“In the meantime the RCIPS would wish to reassure the public that we are stepping up our patrols to provide high visibility policing in that area.”

Yesterday detectives were carrying out a detailed search of the area and conducting door-to-door inquiries.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area around the time of this incident to come forward.

This latest crime comes just days after the police announced the results of their latest gun amnesty. Three guns, three air pistols and hundreds of rounds of bullets were handed over.

Anyone with information should contact George Town police station on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477(TIPS).

Meanwhile a teenager arrested over the shooting of Kemar Golding has been released on police bail.

Kemar, 25, was helping a friend close his jerk chicken store when gunmen pounced and shot him in the eye.


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