A man is currently receiving medical care at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) after sustaining a gunshot wound on Hillsborough Street, near Republic Bank and All Saints University.
A reporter from Dominica News Online (DNO) happened to be near the bank shortly before 1 pm when a single gunshot rang out. This resulted in one injured individual seeking refuge within the All Saints University compound while the suspected assailant casually left the scene.
According to other eyewitnesses, the victim was walking in that area when he was approached by the assailant. A physical altercation ensued, during which the suspect brandished a firearm, ultimately shooting the victim in the hand.
Multiple witnesses confirmed that the assailant, who was dressed entirely in black, also forcibly took a gold chain from around the injured individual’s neck before making his escape.
Within 10 minutes, law enforcement and medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the injured man, who had sought refuge inside All Saints University, to the hospital.
DNO will continue to follow this incident and provide information on further developments.