Police officer shot at masked gunman who opened fire on juveniles at football game

By: Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 8, 2018 – Police said Friday that one of its men fired two rounds at a masked man who earlier discharged bullets at a group of juveniles watching a football match at Warner Park last Tuesday December 4th.
“Preliminary investigations so far have revealed that several juveniles were standing in the park watching a football match when they were approached by a masked gunman who opened fire at them. The juveniles ran for safety and the shooter fled the scene. In attempting to flee the area, the assailant was pursued on foot by a police officer,” the statement said.
The statement continued “when they got into an alley that leads to College Street Ghaut from Wellington Road the gunman pointed what appeared to be a weapon in the direction of the Police Officer who, in response, discharged two rounds of ammunition from his firearm. The gunman managed to escape,”
Police have issued an appeal to anyone who might have information regarding this incident to contact the Basseterre Police Station by dialling 465-2241 or by calling the crime hotline by dialling 707.
***(I am not aware there is an alley that leads from Wellington Road to College Street)

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