Saturday 26 May, 2018

One held after alleged shootout between warring gangs

A shootout between rival gangs in Diego Martin reportedly took place last night.

According to police reports, around 9:30 pm residents of Blue Basin, Diego Martin, heard several explosions, followed by a crash.

Upon investigating, they observed a vehicle had crashed into a wall along the roadway.

The car appeared to have been shot at several times.

The police were notified and a team of officers from the Western Division responded.

The area was cordoned off and one man, who fit the description of a suspect who had been seen holding a firearm, was detained.

However, at the time of his arrest he did not have anything illegal on him.

He has since been detained for questioning and is said to be aiding police with their inquiries.

Police were told that the exchange of gunfire appeared to have been a result of a confrontation between warring gangs from the Bagatelle and Blue Basin communities.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the exchange.