Police on Monday announced that they are offering an EC$20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the shooting incident in Diamond on Saturday that left eight persons with bullet injuries.
Eight persons were shot and injured when unknown assailants opened fire on persons at a shop in the South Windward community.
One theory is the target was a man who was recently released from prison, but police have not commented on this.
A well-placed source has told iWitness News that police recovered some 40 bullet casings at the scene.
One source told iWitness News that the ammunition was all of the same caliber and were hollow point.
Police on Monday identified the shooting victims as Gregory Abraham, 30; Kerime Benjamin, 25; Kenneth Barzie, 42; Andrew Laynes, 37; Kaymanie Richards, 39; Kerwin John, 52; and Fitzroy Iris, 62, all of Diamond.
Michael Richards, 18, of Calliaqua, was also injured in the incident.
They are all patients at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Meanwhile, the police are also investigating another shooting at Paul’s Avenue where Jawanza “Sanga” Frazer was shot several times about his body on Sunday.
Reports are that Frazer was shot by an occupant of a vehicle who pumped five bullets into him before speeding away from the Kingstown community.
Frazer was standing at the roadside at the time.