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A Rockies man was rushed into emergency surgery Thursday afternoon after being shot by an unknown assailant in downtown Kingstown shortly after noon.

Police say the injured man has been identified as Dexter Rodney, said to be in his 30s.

The man was shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen and doctors have listed his condition as serious, police say.

The shooting took place as the man exited the popular hangout joint known as Plant Shop in Lower Bay Street.

The assailant, who was on foot, shot Rodney several times before fleeing the scene.

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The injured man collapsed in the doorway of the Plant Shop and was rushed to Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, located nearby.

Thursday’s shooting is the third in the country this week.

New Montrose shopkeeper Dennis Quinton died in hospital Wednesday night, one day after he was shot in his village by unknown assailants.

Tuesday night, 42-year-old preacher Kensley Bascombe was shot and injured by unknown assailants as he made his way to a shop in Collins, where he lives.

One reply on “Man injured during midday shooting in Kingstown”

  1. This violence has to stop. The unknown assailants have to face court and go to jail. Tourists will never come if it’s an unsafe place. Ban gun ownership, and prosecute people who own guns. They are just designed to kill people, and so many people have them. Crime is a real problem. My mango tree, for example. If I had a gun, I would kill people every year, stealing my mangos.

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