Cops probe Dog Paw’s shooting
Residents in Cane River, Bull Bay, St Andrew, say they are now looking over their shoulders following a shooting incident in the community. Strike marks, believed to have been caused by bullets, were telltale signs of Saturday night's shooting that reportedly lasted some 10 minutes.
Well-placed law enforcement sources said that investigators seeking to determined whether there is a link between that incident and the shooting of Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton who was taken to hospital Saturday night after he received a single gunshot wound to the left shoulder.
Police have not determined where Dog Paw was shot.
In the Cane River incident, two men who were among a group of persons attending a community treat were shot were pounced upon by several men armed with firearms who opened gunfire at the group.
One traumatised eyewitness recounted the frightening experience to THE STAR.
"Bullet fly pass mi"
"Mi whole body feel numb when di shot dem a buss. Mi only hear a bullet fly pass mi, when mi peep out a one a di gunman a shoot straight inna di bar," the eyewitness said.
Patrons told THE STAR that the story would have been different had it not been for the actions of one of the patrons.
"Mi see man start come through di bush, so mi run off and start scream. Mi only hear baay shot start fire. If a never fi a man, nuff people would a dead because di man dem start shoot off a everybody," the eyewitess said.
One patron recalled being frozen as a result of shock.
"Fi a few seconds mi wah move and couldn't move. All mi know mi just see people round mi a fire shot and mi legs dem just get stiff. I don't know if a somebody push mi or wah, but mi know say mi end up start run fi cover," the patron said.
The police's Corporate Communications Unit said that investigators have already made headway after collecting statements from several witnesses.
Linton, whose condition is not considered serious, was released from prison in April after he and his co-accused, Micah Allen, successfully appealed a 15-year prison sentence for illegal possession of a firearm and shooting with intent. They were initially convicted of shooting at two policemen travelling in a service vehicle along Tavern Drive, St Andrew in 2010, allegations that they denied at their trial. The Court of Appeal subsequently determined that the identification evidence was unreliable.