Shooting victim dies

Police say the victim of yesterday’s shooting incident at Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church has died.

Eighteen-year-old Michael Omar Edwards was at home when the two armed masked men reportedly entered the premises and shot him multiple times in the area of his upper torso, before fleeing the area.

The late Michael Omar Edwards

Edwards was rushed to the QEH by ambulance for medical attention, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

As investigations continue into his death, police are asking anyone with information that can assist them in their probe to contact Worthing Police Station at telephone 430-7614, or 430-7615; Police Emergency at telephone number “ 211”; Crime Stoppers at 1-800 –TIPS (8477);  or the nearest police station.


41 Responses to Shooting victim dies

  1. Annosia Holder
    Annosia Holder February 3, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Wow …….

  2. Icojoe Williams
    Icojoe Williams February 3, 2017 at 11:35 am


  3. Jacqueline Garnes
    Jacqueline Garnes February 3, 2017 at 11:39 am


  4. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow February 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

    It’s so sad that these young boys don’t really understand what they are getting mixed up in till it’s to late. R.I.P so sad 18 years young should have been looking forward to another 60 years .

  5. Richard Francis Braithwaite February 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

    It’s heartbreaking to read on the internet ….!
    From London England …..Another .Young male in Barbados
    Murdered by gunmen…..!
    What has happened to ..Beautiful Barbados..!
    This ….And previous governments …Have shown themselves
    To be totally impotent …To stop this violence ….!
    Why is it the poor / seem to have guns…..!
    I would love to have ” statistics” ..To see how many of these….!
    Punk’s !!!! Have ever held a full time job…?
    What there education is….?
    It’s a small island…..The politicians have to understand …
    This violence..Can one day ..End up on your doorstep…!
    Are we going to end up with…..Local ” garrisons “..Like Jamaica ?
    We keep saying …We have a high level of education I Barbados ?
    Where on earth …Has it got ..The poor or this…Beautiful island ..?
    We know where the rich are ?
    That Gap…..Rich / poor…..Is getting bigger by the Day..!

  6. Dwayne Durant
    Dwayne Durant February 3, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Yet another one under 25 dead but please remember we don’t have a problem here with guns smh

  7. Shanny Chandler
    Shanny Chandler February 3, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So sad RIP

  8. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer February 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. R.I.P my sympathy goes out to his family and friends. So Sad

  9. Saundra Moore
    Saundra Moore February 3, 2017 at 11:59 am

    R.I.P. young man…condolences to your family.

  10. Pat James
    Pat James February 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Lord have mercy

  11. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley February 3, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Another life wasted and a family left heartbroken. R.I.P.

  12. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis February 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    De govment too soft pun dese criminals.

  13. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Another Good Boy.

  14. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes February 3, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I have been hearing this thing about guns don’t kill people, how stupid is that, can a gun just decide to get up and kill somebody. If you want to argue that guns don’t kill people well why not put one in every body’s hand. I guess they will always be those for whom right is wrong and wrong is right. I see some youngsters in my neighbourhood who are of school age but you can see the direction in which they are headed. One parent has been told over and over about what the child is doing but the parent seems to be afraid of the child. I would like to see which one of mine at that age I would be afraid of.

    • Shanna Thompson
      Shanna Thompson February 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      “Guns dont kill people.” It’s a metaphor that is meant to cause ppl to look at the situation much deeper. I think you’re taking it at face value.

    • Bonita Weekes
      Bonita Weekes February 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      I am not taking any at face value, people need to be realistic. My dear a metaphor is a word or phrase use for another to covey an image, example, I have fallen through a trap door of depression. If a person drank poison would you say that poison does not kill? If a gun is used as a weapon, how can you say that they don’t kill. Who taught you people English .

    • Bonita Weekes
      Bonita Weekes February 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Anything at face value

      • ak47 February 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        can a gun kill with out human intervention? u being silly guns dont kill ppl ppl kill ppl pioson dont walk in your mouth either

        • ak47 February 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm


    • Jema Goodluck
      Jema Goodluck February 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Guns don’t kill people, people killed people

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke February 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Guns don’t discharge on their own. Someone HAS to pull the trigger. People kill people. People use guns to hurt and kill other people. An inanimate object can’t kill someone on its own.

  15. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie February 3, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Can’t believe the frequency that this is now happening. Hope we never experience a jail break. The gunslingers coming fa we.

  16. Janelle Wickham
    Janelle Wickham February 3, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Why are we killing each other?Or we taken each others lives for drugs,money,relationships because whatever it is that are making people so vicious as long as u have life can always come again,but a life gone is forever.Young men wise up,the streets care nothing about you,hospital,jail or cemetery.

  17. jrsmith February 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    And the madness continues , and the same things are said after all fatal shootings , not a word from the Attorney General or from the Priminister or police.
    No body showing any real concern …..

  18. Marilyn Cook
    Marilyn Cook February 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Omg. This is Barbados ! R. I. P.

  19. lester February 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    This is the whirlwind being acted out, SOMETIMES poor parental guidance with a steady diet of gun lyrics sown into our youth, total disrespect for life and this is the result. Ya can rest in peace when you live in war, this is WAR, my condolences to his family but the rest in peace bit idk

  20. North Point February 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    “How many more must die” Those were the spoken in John Kink song. its too sad to see young lawless men jus walking around and shooting who ever they want just because they have a gun, this shite must stop. Hang some of them, or are there criminals so sure that they will not be hang so they are doing what they like. I hope that the table turns on them. Mr. AG please take note. the late Tom Adams took matters into his own hands when two criminal killed his grandmother, justice was swift, and precise, the rest is now history, please don’t wait until reach your door step, do something NOW, its the accepted time Mr. AG

  21. Sweetpea Banfield
    Sweetpea Banfield February 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm


  22. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small February 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    The wannabe gangsta thugs sad

    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow February 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Yes but it starts out as fun play acting then look . Why would anyone want to be a gangster what’s wrong with being a decent family boy / man .

    • Sonia Small
      Sonia Small February 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Some of them think its cool some parents even scared of their own kids

    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow February 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Sonia Small it’s no different world over but the major difference is Bim is small and rely on tourist if that stops then the real Wild West will start .

    • Tasha Lyon
      Tasha Lyon February 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      He is neither.

  23. Devere Small
    Devere Small February 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    R.i.p micheal

  24. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse February 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    very sad.. every time soo..He had is whole life in front of him…stuspe… My sympathy to his family.

  25. Stacy Cumberbatch-johnson
    Stacy Cumberbatch-johnson February 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm


  26. Greengiant February 3, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Somebody had to see him going the wrong path for several years, somebody knows that their brother, son, child father, grandson, nephew or friend is carrying a weapon, yet says nothing to the right people so as to have them charged with possession rather than murder later. So why therefore are we constantly blaming the Attorney General and the Prime Minister? Legislation has never been able to stop or reduce crime and it never will. If they choose to speak, we will say all they do is talk, if they bring alternative legislation, we will probably say it should be something else.

    We have to be realistic to the fact that these killings, and by extension our challenges with drugs, guns and crime rest squarely on the shoulders of our inactive citizens in these communities who fail to give up these guys to the authorities. We are all responsible for the policing of our communities. This message is continuously being sent by “Crime Watch Barbados”. We are like tradesmen with the tools who are simply doing a very poor job, but complain about the wages we are earning. Simply put ” the wages of sin is death”. YET ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. Sorry, i’m not going to wish any sympathy here, because his family would have seen it coming. I’ll save my sympathy for those deserving of it.

  27. Peter February 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, He was a good boy. He never got into trouble. he wouldn’t hurt a fly. He was honest. He did everything we asked him to do. Yes he was obedient. Puh-leeze. I was born at night but not last night. Hey. They left out He nuses to go to church evuh Sunduh. Did you noticed the photograph as published by Barbados Today? He was wearing a hooded top and the word WICKED printed in large letters across the front. It is stated that the gunmen went to his home So how could they have got the wrong person. They went for him. They got him. That’s it. End of story. Another one bites the dust.

  28. Boolee Popo February 3, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    the word on the street is dat it was a case of mistaken identity..
    Shot at 3:00 pm..!! in broad-day light..!!

  29. Boolee Popo February 4, 2017 at 12:04 am

    word on the block is dat it was a case of mistaken identity..
    shot at 3:00 pm !!
    in broad day-light !!

  30. Blueviking February 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Guns make it really fast and efficient to kill people….and without a gun on the other end there is no defending yourself from a gun….vicious cycle


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