UPDATE – QEH Emergency Press Release

Twenty people are being treated for gunshot wounds at the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) of the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) following three shooting incidents which occurred along the Spring Garden Highway during today’s Crop Over climax.

In a second emergency statement issued this evening, the QEH revealed that one person was declared dead at the scene and 22 people were transported to A&E for treatment.

Of these, 20 suffered gunshot wounds, one stab wounds and another person was involved in a vehicular accident.

The QEH said one person had to undergo emergency surgery, four patients had to be admitted while ten were seen by medical personnel and discharged.

The remaining seven patients suffered minor injuries and are currently waiting to be seen.

The statement also disclosed that the QEH team at Spring Garden had treated an additional victim who had suffered superficial gunshot wounds to the left side.

Three persons who witnessed the incident and suffered from acute panic attacks, were also treated at the scene and discharged.

13 Responses to UPDATE – QEH Emergency Press Release

  1. Tony Webster August 8, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Perhaps Freundel will now awake, and speak? For Sweet Jesus’ sake, Sir, please do NOT say that you are “concerned”

  2. Harry August 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

    and surprise everyone and act

  3. jrsmith August 8, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Well you bajans mosquitoes low lifes , who have no respect for anyone , must be real proud of you all selves today…. …………..
    And you family and friends , who support the gun culture in Barbados , for your fancy life styles all have blood on you all hands as well , you all are evil people……………………

    We need a special force in barbados ,who will go out there and hunt these people down one by one shooting them on sight….thats the only way we will ever rid barbados of the sickness……………………

  4. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I blame it all on the AG, he does not have a plan on how to deal with the gun crime in BIM. On top of that is a sleeping PM who cannot say or do a thing. I am so sorry for the RBPF who put their lives on the line and those 2 guys somewhere hiding.
    SAD, SAD, SAD.

  5. Alex Alleyne August 8, 2017 at 7:45 am

    @jrsmith, from reading many, many of you “posts” and now reading the last paragraph of your 5:04am , still I do believe persons like you will still hate “RODRIOG DUTERTE”.

  6. Carson C Cadogan August 8, 2017 at 8:10 am

    NUPW outraged by Acting Commissioner’s statements

    THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers (NUPW) says it is “outraged at statements made by the Acting Commissioner of Police  in respect of illegal guns entering Barbados”.

    In a media release today(August 21, 2015) , the NUPW said it “considers the Commissioner’s statements to be inflammatory and without basis; and believe they will only serve to tarnish the reputations and integrity of all  Customs  Officers”.

    During a media conference yesterday, Acting Commissioner Tyrone Griffith said illegal guns were entering Barbados through the ports of entry. He said officials were either assisting in the importation of guns or were not detecting them at the borders.””

  7. tedd August 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    23 gunshot victims in one day and all we have is talk? what are the figures for trinidad carnival?

  8. John Everatt August 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    We have a Prime Minister who refuses to say anything and union leaders who apparently think these guns are not coming in through the ports. Until the authorities open their eyes and do something about this situation things will only get worse on this island.

  9. camb August 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Bring back the Cat-o-nine tail….put some good lashes in dem tails …bring dem back to there senses…and hard hard labour… cause they don’t like work..

  10. camb August 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm


  11. Samantha Walker August 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    The guns are obviously coming in and those in high places letting them in….why is their outrage for speaking the truth….. It is not rocket science you only have to look at the situation and the answer is staring you straight in the face. What is being done about it, never mind the rhetoric about who is outraged !!

  12. Tony Waterman August 9, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Port St.Charles, and Port Ferdinand, why is there no talk about having Customs Controls over these two Locations, are the People who live in these locations NOT Subject to the same Scrutiny as all the Citizens of Barbados subject to. ???????

    The C.O P. is Correct, but the GAIA and the B’town Port are Not the Only Places for the entry of Illegal things, GUNS and AMMO. Included.

  13. Samantha Walker August 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

    @ Tony Waterman…..Different courses for different horses, it has always been like that !!!! Rules are made for the darker skinned peeps !! Its not wrong to speak the truth, our Creater said so, but man changed the rules and look at the mess !! Citizens getting picked off, one by one…….doesnt seem no urgency to change the status quo


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