Sunday 8 December, 2019

Cocorite residents concerned after shots fired

Rapid gunfire in some areas of Cocorite on Sunday night left many residents concerned.

 

The explosions, police were told, sounded like “a warzone” at points and went on for an extended period of time before midnight.

However, despite the exchange, no injuries were reported.

The gunfire, police suspect, was due to a confrontation between members of the Rasta and Muslim gangs that operate in the community.

As a result, officers of the Western Division, under the supervisions of ACP Forde and Snr Sup Pragg, have increased patrols in the area.

Thus far, at least three persons have been detained and one firearm has been seized as a result of inquiries.

Police said a 21-year-old man was taken into custody on Monday morning after he was held with a loaded firearm.

The suspect, who is from Waterhole Road, Cocorite, was arrested by officers of the Police Telecom Branch, comprising of PC Williams and others.

The officers, with the support of officers of the Western Division Task Force, were conducting patrols along Waterhole Road after receiving reports that shots had been fired in the area when they had cause to stop and search the 21-year-old man around 8:00 am on Monday morning. 

More on this as it becomes available. 

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