On Thursday 13 December 2012 about 4:45am, 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 4:30am.
On arrival, Officers observed a gold Nissan 4 door Pickup registration number PE 7176 attached to the Gros Islet Police Station parked on the side of the road riddled with bullet holes.
They also received information where 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 6:00 pm on Wednesday 12 December and 10:45 am on Thursday 13 December 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.