By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
POLICE are investigating two weekend shootings and three stabbing incidents.
A 51-year-old Blue Hill Road man became the first shooting victim when he struggled with an armed man early on Saturday morning.
The victim was at Poinciana Drive when he was approached by the culprit, who demanded cash shortly before 1am. According to police, the victim was shot once in his knee before the gunman escaped.
Several minutes later, police were called to the second shooting at a night club on Poinciana Avenue. At the club, a 28-year-old Augusta Street man was shot in the thigh after he became involved in a fight with another man over a woman. According to police, the victim was at the club with another woman when he saw a “female from a former relationship” with another man.
The police statement read: “This resulted in a confrontation and the male produced a handgun and discharged several shots at him, hitting him once in the thigh. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to PMH to seek medical attention.”
Meanwhile in the stabbing incidents, police have one man in custody and are searching for two other men in separate matters.
In the first incident, a 59-year-old Apache Alley man was attacked by a man as he was closing his shop around 1:30am on Saturday.
The victim was stabbed multiple times about his body, and police have arrested a 47-year-old Romer Street man in connection with the incident.
Several minutes later, police were called to a Providence Avenue nightclub where a 37-year-old man was stabbed multiple times.
According to police, the victim was attacked after he got into a fight with a man who asked his female friend to dance.
The third stabbing incident took place early yesterday morning after two Elizabeth Estates men were attacked by another man near a restaurant on Prince Charles Drive.
Police were called to a fight in the area and found a 26-year-old and a 22-year-old suffering from stab wounds. The culprit was reportedly known to one of the victims.
According to police, Charles Williams, aka V Driver, is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for questioning in connection with this matter.