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Police identify latest shooting victim

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Police are investigating the report of a shooting which occurred about 8:55 p.m. last night, in the area known as Granny’s Car Park, Oistins, Christ Church.

Taxi driver, Carol Anderson Leroy Coultress, reported that while he was sitting in his taxi waiting for some passengers he had dropped off at Oistins Bay Garden, he was shot in his right hand by an unknown assailant. 

Coultress said that he had parked his taxi on the southern side of the car park and was sitting in the driver’s seat, when an unknown man came up to him, pointed a firearm in his direction and demanded money from him.

He handed over the money in his possession, and the assailant then fired a shot in the direction of Coultress. It struck him in the palm of his right hand before the assailant walked towards the rear of the taxi.

The assailant is described as being a man about six feet tall, with a slim build and brown complexion. He has a low haircut, and at the time was wearing a black ¾ pants and a black short sleeve shirt. He was armed with a small black gun and spoke with a Barbadian accent.

Anyone who can provide any information that can assist with these investigations is asked to contact Oistins Police Station at 418-2608, Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477) or any police station. All information received will be treated as strictly confidential. (PR)

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