Teenager injured in Pine shooting
The country’s latest shooting incident, in which a 17-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen, has prompted lawmen to call for Barbadians to report anyone with illegal guns.
Acting police public relations officers Station Sergeant Roland Cobbler made the appeal as he confirmed the early morning attack at Golden Rock, the Pine, St Michael.
He said it was around 2 a.m. when the teenager was shot. The young man, whose name was not released, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance where he underwent emergency surgery.
Cobbler told Barbados TODAY that lawmen are concerned about the increased use of firearms to resolve conflict.
Police are continuing investigations into the shooting.