A woman was shot during a karaoke session at a bar in Kingstown Tuesday night.
iWitness News has so far been unable to verify with police the woman’s identify or her condition.
A witness referred to her by her alias, “Shorty”.
Police rushed the woman to the nearby Milton Cato Memorial Hospital after the shooting at “West Side Bar”, located on the road to Edinboro, near Kingstown Cemetery.
A witness told iWitness News that the shooting took place around 11 p.m.
The witness said that she was about to respond to a message on her cellphone when the shooting occurred.
She said an unknown assailant shot the woman, who, according to reports, had ran behind the bar to escape him after an altercation outside the bar.
The witness said that she heard a loud explosion, which caused some bottles to shatter.
She said that some of the glass shards went into her eye so she went to the restroom to try to wash them out.
The woman said that it was only after coming from the bathroom that she realized that what she heard was a gunshot and that someone has been shot.
She said she had initially thought that someone had set off a firecracker inside the bar.
The witness said that after coming from the bathroom, she saw the shooting victim lying behind the bar counter.
iWitness News has obtained a photograph showing the shooting victim lying in a pool of blood with pieces of broken glass around her, near to some drinks cases.
Tuesday night’s shooting took place two nights after this country recorded it latest confirmed homicide.
Police said that around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, they received information that Anthony Dalzell, a 50-year-old labourer from Park Hill, was discovered lying motionless outside a shop in Park Hill.
Reports suggest that Dalzell received a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
Dalzell’s murder brought this year’s homicide count to 12.
Police are urging anyone with information that could help with the investigation to contact CID/CRO/MCU at 456-1810, the Colonarie Police Station at 458-6250 or any police station.