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Bloody holiday


It was a particularly bloody Old Year’s and New Year’s Day in Barbados.

Officers have had to respond to more than half dozen cases involving shootings and stabbings in various parts of the island.

For example, three people were shot at the River Bus Terminal on Nursery Drive during an attempted robbery. The incident, which happened after 9 p.m., resulted in a bystander, 23-year-old Christine Smith being shot in her right arm and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

Two Guyanese nationals, who were the target of the reported robbery, also sustained gunshot injuries, though not life threatening.

They are 30-year-old Kluser Inniss and 29-year-old Samuel Saul. Kluser was shot in his left arm and lower back and Saul, his left arm and thigh.

Police were also able to confirm a stabbing at Kensington Oval in the early hours of New Year’s Day. While attending a function there, 28 year-old Baldwin Marksman of Padmore Village, St. Philip was injured in his neck and back. Marksman was reportedly involved in a dispute with a group of men.

Barbados TODAY also received information of other stabbings, which, up to the time of compiling this article, could not be confirmed by police.

Damien Graham, of Walkers Village, St. George was stabbed while at Braddie’s Bar, St. Lawrence, Christ Church and 21-year-old Sheldon Edwards of Husband’s Gap, Mount Standfast and 20-year-old Jamal Sam of The Garden, St. James, were also injured during a stabbing incident at First Street, Holetown on Old Year’s night.

In a separate matter, 57 year old shopkeeper, Junifer Lewis was also stabbed during a robbery attempt at his Nelson Street business. (EJ)

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