UPDATE – Five injured in shooting incident in Silver Sands

Police are investigating a shooting incident which took place in a Christ Church area in the wee hours of this morning.

According to police spokesman, Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch, four people – three men and one woman – were shot and injured in Bourne’s Land, Silver Sands while attending a street event between the hours of 2:30 a.m and 3:00 a.m.

A fifth person – a woman – was also injured in the stampede that followed. She suffered bruises about her body.

The five were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle, but none of the injuries are said to be life threatening.


43 Responses to UPDATE – Five injured in shooting incident in Silver Sands

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Another nail in tourisms coffin

    • Dale Broomes
      Dale Broomes April 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Before de shooting start nails was already in it

    • sharon baxter April 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      this is killing the tourism for a beautiful Island… very sad times for Barbados

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley April 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      True, just a lot more added now !!

  2. Natasha Deane
    Natasha Deane April 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm


  3. Anitra Shorts Craig
    Anitra Shorts Craig April 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Like the states crime up

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Let’s see, if Freundel will start crowing about the ‘Gun Crime’ or is he going to run back into the house like a crab. As a Prime Minister he should be the first to voice his concerns regarding gun crime on the island and looking to introducing tougher policies. Sharon Woolley, I totally agree with your comment.

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley April 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      It’s so sad for a beautiful island, in the Uk we have been warned for a very long time to stay away from Jamaica, now I fear Barbados will be added. The BTA will try to stop the fear and will go all out to advertise Barbados, but none of us want to spend hard earned money fearing for our lives when we should be loving everything the island has to offer

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      When my daughter was leaving in holidays a little while ago, I spoke to her about the rape, sexual harassment and theft issues in BIM. I have also felt the need to inform anyone I know who decides to go there. Pretty sad if you ask me, when it comes down to having such fears as I do.

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce April 28, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Has Freundel got the law abiding citizen welfare and Barbados at heart? If, the lawlessness is not dealt as a matter of urgency, it will become a very hard task for the BTA to promote Bim as a safe holiday destination. We love Barbados and want the very BEST for the island.

    • Andre Yearwood
      Andre Yearwood April 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Veroniva Boyce please stop your campaigning!
      The government has nothing to do with an individual’s choice to commit a crime or obtain a weapon.
      And obviously you are not paying attention to what has been going on with gun control in this island.
      At least we don’t have riots as yet, so enjoy it while it last.

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce April 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Andre Yearwood, Freedom of SPEECH!!!!!! Just reading your comments confirm, you went to school just for Lunch.

  5. Ethan Jule
    Ethan Jule April 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Where are all these guns coming from. We were in Barbados for vacation two years in a row and there was no crime and now it seems like a shooting every day. Is it as bad as it seems?

    • Melissa S Rollins
      Melissa S Rollins April 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Listen, there is always crime but recently there seems to be a spike!Remember we are small so any news can be front page news! Why the increase?! I cant tell you,people are blaming it on people losing jobs. But, there are poor people who try their best for years & never resorted to crime! Most of the idiots doing it anyway are not looking for work! I think worldwide people have no respect for human life! It used to be in Barbados that if somebody pissed you off you cussed them,or fight or throw rocks!! Now these people have an argument & shoot!! And its everywhere St Lucia & Bahamas having problems too! Geez!

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley April 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      You call 5 people shot a spike – get real……………and that’s just today’s count !

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      Melissa it’s your type of rationalizing which is not helping the crisis situation in Bim. BIM has an extremely high crime rate for it’s size and those who can’t see it must have their heads buried in the sand, Literally!

    • Ananca Abbiola Mclean
      Ananca Abbiola Mclean April 28, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      The thugs or what ever they called them self seem to be killing out each other… At least it’s not on tourist or innocent people trying to make a good living… Live by the gun, die by it!! I just want them to stop ruining this sweat rock!!

    • Andre Yearwood
      Andre Yearwood April 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Some people would have you believe it’s the wild west over here, but it’s not.
      The crime is mostly between criminals, deals gone bad, bad boys taking revenge for their friends and such like.
      Crime against the average person is what it use to be.
      And most sensible criminal know not to mess with tourist, as crimes against them are taken very seriously.

  6. Sheka Rowe
    Sheka Rowe April 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm


  7. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Unfortunately it may be too late to prevent future shootings. There may already be too many illegal guns on the streets of BIM, to clean this gun mess up.

  8. Steve L Murray
    Steve L Murray April 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Wtf another shooting guns giving away in Bimshire it seems Smhhhh

  9. Steve L Murray
    Steve L Murray April 28, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Bimshire quickly turning to de new Jamaica crime wise!!

    • Andrew Charles
      Andrew Charles April 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I’ve always warned about mentioning others islands when referring to violence.

      Even in well developed countries where opportunities are better there is violence.

  10. Brigitte Adams
    Brigitte Adams April 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    How long do we wait for action, gun amnesty or lets do house to house, we are to small for this level of crime tourism is our lively hood.

  11. Fred ward April 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I live about 400 metres from the party and when the shots rung out I thought that I was in a warzone,too many guns in this island.

  12. Francis John April 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Come on people!! How is the government to bkame for this crime spree?
    Just a group of idiots who don’t want to work even if you beg them to. The drug trade playing a big part too.

  13. Linda Plair
    Linda Plair April 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This is such a shame watching this beautiful Island turning into a mess. We used to visit most years but not now not like it is now.. 🙁

  14. Toni Beckles
    Toni Beckles April 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Elizabeth Beckles

  15. Antony Rack
    Antony Rack April 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Barbados were always calling others islanders, especial Jamaica this Jamaican that, I have always say it’s all madness, it were all wrong, we are all human, they are crimes in every part of this world,
    today is my weeping, tomorrow is yours,
    cast out the mot out of your own eye first, see clearly before casting out the mot out of your brother eye.

  16. Tony Waterman April 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    @Veroniva Boyce!!!! Sorry!!!! he is more worried about his Ministers and Cronies being called “YardFowls”.

    @Maria Leclair!!!!It’s never too Late, Rien Plus tard que jamais (Better late than never) and yes if the crime rate is pro rated, sq Miles to Population, you would find that we are more than likely to be Higher than most of the countries in our area.

    @Francis John!!!! when you take Bread out of someone’s Mouth, how can you NOT be to blame for what happens after.

    It will only stop when we Institute a “Gun Court” and have Automatic Mandatory Sentencing for persons who contravene the Gun Licencing Laws, Possession, weather on your person or Property, Commission of a crime with a Gun, etc. minimum Automatic sentence 5 Yeras at hard Labour (Prison Farm Work 6.am to 6.pm) first offence whisch escalates to 10-15.25 to life on successive infractions, there will be shouts of scorn and derision but Government should not waiverone iota, and that scourge will disappear soon enough.
    we also have to catch the Big wigs who are behind the Gun running, and the drugs on this Island.

  17. Miss Nell April 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t see Melissa’s comment as being that worth dissing, Maria, but I can see your point, too. I feel that Melissa was right especially when she said that worldwide people have no respect for human life. Where are all of these guns coming from? I haven’t seen any articles including statistics with gun crimes in BIM over the past decade, but I’d like to see the stats. It seems it’s on a rise, and it is frightening. It seems that I have met people who have found work relatively easily (and they were from Jamaica with work permits and visas). I’m in no way saying it’s easy for anyone to get a job, and it may be harder for people already carrying some sort of record. I love BIM and all of the residents, and hope that the situation improves.

  18. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo April 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Yes stop calling other islands like Barbados different. Get real, it is not different to any other island.Barbados has always had crime. What about them rapist walking about in Barbados and like the police fraid to lock them up?

  19. Michelle Nemitz
    Michelle Nemitz April 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    The ambulance went by often when we were there this winter on Bay Street, and I would then read that there was yet another shooting. It has to stop. This is not good overall for anyone living there, and I truly care about everyone there. Where are all of these guns coming from? The idea of guns going off so often and so easily on such a small island is just unsettling. WIth public transportation, I have to wonder who was carrying a loaded gun (that I’ve passed on the street or in a bus). People need to get better than this violence, because they have potential to. They owe it to themselves, to their loved ones, and to those who came before them and suffered for what they have (or can have) now.

    • MariaMaria Angel
      MariaMaria Angel April 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Well….. Seeing as how Bay Street is very close to our hospital, you do the math. While you are computing remember that other medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, car accidents etc. would cause the ambulance to turn on the siren.

  20. Ras Small
    Ras Small April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    SSDD. CRIME ALL OVER DE PLACE. Too late will be the cry. Tourist, tourism and $$$ are these our only priorities. What about our elderly, disenfranchised and youth? Time tah lock up de big wigs who profiting off dis and stop wid de hypocrisy. Time to fire individuals who are inept to do their jobs and mek those who CONtinously have children and don’t kay more accountable. Or maybe the government has tah wait as usual til the gr8 USA/ colonial UK tell dem what to/what not to do.

  21. Rosalind Best
    Rosalind Best April 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Too many guns in Barbados. If this is not contain the country will find it hard for Companies who want to move there.

  22. Ananca Abbiola Mclean
    Ananca Abbiola Mclean April 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Smh.. Wild Wild West, it’s as if I woke up in another country.. What’s going on, is it the food? The climate?? Wtf is going on??

  23. Lynn Brett
    Lynn Brett April 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Very sad.

  24. Browne-love Jan
    Browne-love Jan April 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Unreal.. I will pray for my Barbados

  25. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen April 29, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Barbados you need to stop it ….. NOW!

  26. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne April 29, 2015 at 9:18 am


  27. Andre Yearwood
    Andre Yearwood April 29, 2015 at 10:02 am

    If we had found a way to actually make money as a country, we wouldn’t have to be so concerned about who comes or goes.
    Times are changing when it’s not the economy, it’s an epidemic, or crime etc etc,
    If we really want to make a difference it’s going to take a unified effort from all classes in this country.
    If you can’t see that happening, then prepare for the worst.

  28. Jahmai Foresight Artist
    Jahmai Foresight Artist April 29, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Well I remember Marcus Mosiah Garvey prophesied Barbados will be seven times dreader than Jamaica nuff said


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