Residents want drive-by shooters arrested
A Fairfield, St Michael resident is calling for police to take firm action there before someone is killed from gun violence.
The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, was a witness to Sunday’s drive-by shooting that left one woman nursing a gunshot injury after gunmen unloaded 15 shots at a bar in the area.
The woman said that contrary to reports from other residents, this was the first time such an incident had occurred at the bar.
She said she believed the gunmen were targeting one of the shop’s patrons as conflict between two groups in the district escalated.
“Yes, there’s been shooting, but it was nothing pertaining to the shop because the shop wasn’t open the last time there was a shooting,” she said.
“There was a guy in the shop they wanted, so they saw the guy and that was it,” she added.
The woman said that while the gunmen were not from the area, they frequented the neighbourhood, threatening particular individuals.
Citing the indiscriminate shooting at the bar on Sunday, the resident called on the police to act before another innocent person was injured or killed.
“This is just a war that is going on. Certain people already gone to prison for it and the other people that are out now shooting again,” the resident said.
“The police need to do their job too. There are children and people around here. The police know who the people are. Are they going to wait until someone else gets shot?” she asked.
When contacted, acting public relations officer Sergeant Michael Blackman said police were still investigating the shooting.
He also encouraged the public to contact the police if they had any information.