Shooting mars football game in Belfield

Two footballers are nursing gunshot wounds, following a shooting incident at Belfield Pasture, Belfield, St Michael last night.

Police say 35-year-old Jason White of Fairview, Christ Church suffered two gunshot wounds to his left foot, while 16-year-old Keymar Holligan of Eden Lodge, St Michael was shot once in his left foot during the incident, which occurred around 8:28 p.m. on Wednesday.


The scene at Belfield Pasture in the immediate aftermath of the shooting incident.

White and Holligan, who are both members of the Belfield football team, were reportedly playing in a match, when a fight broke out between White and a player from the opposing team.

During the altercation, two male supporters of the opposing team allegedly ran onto the pasture and opened fire, resulting in the injuries to White and Holligan.

The injured players were rushed to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical attention and are currently listed as stable.

As police investigations continue into the matter, lawmen are appealing to anyone with information to contact the Black Rock Police Station at telephone numbers 417-7500 or 417-7501. They can also contact Police Emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.

Police say all information received will be treated as strictly confidential.


24 Responses to Shooting mars football game in Belfield

  1. Judy Hintzen
    Judy Hintzen March 2, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Spice and company sang a true song years ago. This is so scary.

  2. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin March 2, 2017 at 6:44 am

    So we dont get to have friendly rivalry n sport n events n e more….?

  3. Alex Alleyne March 2, 2017 at 6:48 am

    With the CASSAVA plant/mill soon to be up and running, put away these gun fools for long periods of time in DODDS in the area which will be converted to a BAKERY and make BAKERS out of them for LIFE. GUN men and Murderers must spend the a very, very, very long time in the DODDS BAKERY.

  4. Harry March 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

    senseless at times like this i despair for my country

  5. Fan March 2, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Do you now understand why the large majority of sports loving fans want nothing to do with the football games played at these venues ! Sadly the conduct of many of the players is damaging the image of the game in the eyes of the fans and potential sponsors

  6. North Point March 2, 2017 at 7:59 am

    it seems like those shooters came prepared for gun action, and not foot ball action, as soon as a fight started, out came the guns blazing, two men down, dem ent mecking nuh sport a tall “Gun Town” fuh yuh

  7. Otis Skeete
    Otis Skeete March 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

    This is y i love being home sometimes.

  8. Mark Gill
    Mark Gill March 2, 2017 at 9:10 am

    When they catch gun man just don’t put them in jail and feed them off tax payers money .Give them hoe and fork till some earth.

  9. rick March 2, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Men really over doing it tho

  10. kathy-Ann Clarke March 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

    They certainly leave home looking for trouble.
    Hope they are found, charged and locked away.

  11. Peter March 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Unfortunately, this incident is a reflection of our faltering political and economical situation here in Barbados. Evidenced by the overall low self esteem and moral displays. People don’t see this part but overseas football has a lot to do with this. I have seen big men argue with each other for their overseas clubs and players. One guy handed me $1500.00 in cash and asked me to bring back 10 Tee shirts bearing the names, logos and official colors of a certain football club. My excuse was that I cannot as other people asked me to purchase and bring back shirts for them too and I refused. Besides I would not have the time to do it. I’ll be too busy in meetings et al. People are operating on very short fuses with low tolerance levels enhanced by the use of drugs and alcohol. Unless something is done, The hospital will be very busy and Dexter James will have to continue to ask for overseas donations for supplies etcetera. something which he has grown accustomed to.

    • Adrian March 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      You started by saying “Unfortunately, this incident is a reflection of our faltering political and economical situation here in Barbados.” However, you didn’t go on to show how it was.

  12. Ligane Naise March 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Gunmen should face a minimum of 25 years to life. we need to get serious in this island.

  13. Tom Cabrinie
    Tom Cabrinie March 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The club which the shooters were supporting should be kicked out of the competition in my opinion.

    • Tom Cabrinie
      Tom Cabrinie March 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Michelle Calloway express yourself.

    • Justin Moore
      Justin Moore March 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Tom, that wouldn’t solve anything. The actions of members of a team’s fan base do not represent the actions of the team.

    • Tom Cabrinie
      Tom Cabrinie March 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Well I have seen a team kicked out of a competition after one of its fans struck the other teams keeper with a flare in europe.

  14. Kay Critchlow
    Kay Critchlow March 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    This is nothing to do with football at all it’s bad news this , if it can happen right there in the open with guns then nobodies safe .

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva March 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Sad what Barbados has come to. Too many ignorant people!

    • Kay Critchlow
      Kay Critchlow March 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      It is so sad the investment into that tiny beautiful island etc and it’s come to this but their own ruination . It’s very sad indeed .

  15. Alex Alleyne March 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    The AG , where is he in all this . He should think before he open his mouth. You cannot let out murderers at will, it send a bad message to the other to be ones. DODDS is seen now a vacation spot…. all inclusive.

  16. OBSERVER March 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Mr AG please it,s time to start changing the gun laws in Barbados to a mandatory 3 yrs for having an unlicensed gun plus getting charge for a criminal offence if a crime is committed.

  17. Peter March 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Adrian, Because of my busy schedule, I only have the chance to reply to you now so here goes. Obviously you did not read my comments in its entirety. It clearly speaks for itself. In case you as an individual don’t know, EVERY THING (two separate words here) revolves around politics. Look at the amount of murder cases still pending a hearing much less a judgmental decision. Adrian, Financial pressure greatly stresses people and their tolerance level are very short and uncaring. I say no more. Sorry again for my late response.


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