ANGUILLA–Seven young men received gunshot wounds to various parts of their bodies in a shooting incident at Blowing Point that sent shock waves through the usually tranquil community of Anguilla on Monday evening.
Three of them are in a serious condition and two already have been flown to Puerto Rico for further medical attention. Another may have to be sent overseas. Three of the injured have been dismissed from Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The incident took place near the Youth Centre and Amy’s Bakery in Blowing Point where reportedly a group of young men mostly in their early 20s were gathered. The police are investigating the incident and requesting that anyone with information come forward.
THE VALLEY, Anguilla:— Seven persons are now in the hospital in Anguilla injured by gunshots. According to information reaching SMN News, a drive-by shooting took place after 10pm Monday night in the Blowing Point area leaving seven injured. “The shooters used machine guns to fire shots at people who were standing in the area.” One of the seven persons had to be flown out of Anguilla for further medical treatment. SMN News learnt that the victim who was flown out received a bullet to his head.
Up to press time on Tuesday Anguilla’s Commissioner of Police, Rudolph Proctor did not release any information on the shooting. The shooting came one day after police and other law enforcement officers seized 31 bales of cocaine which has an estimated street value of USD 25 million. The cocaine was seized during a joint operation conducted between the Royal Anguilla Police Force and the Criminal Investigation Department. During the drug bust some three persons from the Dominican Republic were arrested while guns and ammunition were also