Shootings and stabbing mar Grand Kadooment
Despite calls from police for an incident free Grand Kadooment, three men had to be rushed for medical attention after two shootings and a stabbing incident took place during today’s festivities.
Police public relations officer Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch told Barbados TODAY that around 1:40 p.m. a 28-year-old St Michael man was stabbed several times at Eastmond Corner, St Michael.
He also reported that a 24-year-old man was shot in his abdomen at Upper Station Hill, St Michael around 2:45 p.m.,
According to Welch, the most severe of the incidents occurred late in the afternoon, when a 29-year-old St Michael man was shot several times on Black Rock Main Road. He was said to be in serious condition.
All three injured men had to be rushed for medical attention and have been hospitalized.
Welch also said emergency services responded to 31 medical reports. He disclosed that 18 of those reports occurred along the route, while the remaining took place just outside the National Stadium.
He said several people fainted and had seizures, while others generally complained of feeling unwell. (AH)