ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A 37-year-old man was rushed to Mount St John’s Medical Centre after being shot in the arm during a robbery in Lower Gambles on Saturday night.
According to police, some time at around 10 pm, the victim was reportedly accosted by a man described as dark in complexion, slim-built and about 5 feet 9 inches tall, who grabbed his gold chain and fled the scene.
Moments after the assailant sped away, the victim reportedly heard a loud explosion and realised he had been shot.
He has since been treated and discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, a Brownes Avenue teenager, who was reportedly stabbed by an unknown assailant on Saturday night at about 8 pm, is said to be recovering.
The teenager was rushed to the hospital with a stab wound to the left side of his abdomen, after the attack, which occurred in close proximity to the House of Culture on Parliament Drive, by a dreadlocked man.
Eyewitnesses said the youth fell to the ground as the assailant made his escape.
Police have issued an appeal to anyone who might have information on this incident to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913/4 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477).