Police said a vehicle used in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning outside a Rodney Bay night club has been recovered but it was reported stolen by its owner who is assisting the officers with their investigations.
Police Constable 412 Starzwin Dantes attached to the Gros Islet Police Station and 18-year-old Manducichi Mangal of Bonneterre, Gros Islet were shot and injured during the incident.
No one has been arrested.
Below is the full report released by the Police Press Office:
On Thursday, December 13m 2012 at about 4:45 am, officers attached to the Rodney Bay Police Station responded to a shooting incident which occurred outside a night club at Rodney Bay, Gros Islet about 4:30 am.
On arrival, officers observed a gold Nissan four-door pickup with registration number PE7176 attached to the Gros Islet Police Station parked on the side of the road riddled with bullet holes.
They also received information that a white and grey Diahatsu Terios SUV, registration number 6888, had driven by and opened fire in the direction of the police vehicle. The assailants are unknown at this time.
At the time, Police Constable 412 Starzwin Dantes attached to the Gros Islet Police Station was the lone occupant on board that police vehicle. He was engaged in a conversation with an individual when he suffered a gunshot wound to the right side of his waist near his abdomen.
Also shot was 18-year-old Manducichi Mangal of Bonneterre, Gros Islet who was approaching the police vehicle.
Both individuals were transported to Victoria Hospital. They were both treated and admitted in a stable condition at the said hospital.
The owner of the Diahatsu Terios, which was recovered in the Gros Islet area, has since reported that the vehicle was stolen between 6 pm on Wednesday, December 12 and 10:45 am on Thursday, December 13, 2012. He is currently assisting police in their investigations.
No one has been arrested in relation to this incident. The Major Crimes unit is conducting an investigation into the matter.
The RSLPF is appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 456 3754/56 or the nearest police station.