UPDATE: Shooting at Maxwell Plains
Police investigations are continuing into a shooting incident which occurred on Tuesday, June 5 at Maxwell Plains, Christ Church. Injured is 32-year-old Dwayne Omar Ward, alias ‘Lil Yosh’, of Dayrells Hill, Christ Church.
At the time of the incident, around 11:30 a.m., police were in the area conducting investigations into a separate report and had approached a resident to make an inquiry.
A number of loud explosions were heard coming from the direction of a group of persons who were liming in the area, forcing officers to seek cover near another residence.
While leaving the residence, the police were confronted by a car speeding directly towards them. The officers fired shots at the vehicle in an effort to protect themselves and the vehicle struck a parked truck before coming to a halt.
On checking, the police discovered the driver was injured and immediately summoned an ambulance. The driver of the car, Ward, was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) under police escort.
Medical personnel at the Accident and Emergency Department of the QEH have confirmed Ward suffered a gunshot wound and his condition is listed as critical. (PR/JW)