By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
A WOMAN was shot in the head by armed men on motorcycles during a weekend of violence that left four other people in serious condition and one in critical condition in hospital.
Police said they were investigating seven separate shootings and one stabbing incident that occurred over the weekend.
On Sunday, shortly after 7pm, a man and a woman were driving in a car on Sumner Street in Nassau Village when four men on two motorcycles, armed with handguns, pulled up alongside their vehicle and fired several shots, hitting the woman in the head.
She was taken to hospital where she is listed in serious condition, police said.
Nearly 30 minutes later, a man was driving his car on Balfour Avenue and Miami Street when four men on two motorcycles, armed with handguns, pulled alongside the vehicle and fired several shots at the vehicle, hitting the driver in the arm and chest.
He was taken to hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.
Police also reported that shortly after midnight on Sunday, a man was standing in front of a bar on Miami Street when another man armed with a handgun shot him in the chest. “Coincidentally, the suspect in this matter accidentally shot himself in the foot before he shot the other man,” police said.
The victim and suspect were taken to hospital, where they were last listed in stable condition. The suspect is being detained under heavy police guard.
On Saturday, shortly after 9pm, a young man was walking on Collins Avenue when a man armed with a handgun shot him in the leg and fled on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Shortly after 1am on Saturday, a group of men were reportedly gambling on Baldwin Avenue off Farrington Road, when a lone gunman fired several shots at them and fled on foot, police said.
One of the men was shot in his head and the other in his thigh. The victims were taken to hospital, where the man shot in his head is in critical condition. The condition of the other man is listed as stable.
On Friday, shortly before 2pm, a young man was walking on Dennis Court in Yellow Elder Gardens when two men armed with a handgun shot him in his hand and fled on foot. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition.
Then shortly before midnight on Friday, a man was walking on Toote Shop Corner off East Street when he was shot in his chest and leg by the occupants of a dark-coloured vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital, where he was detained in serious condition.
Police are also investigating a stabbing that occurred on Friday. According to reports, shortly after 8am, a man was walking on Carmichael Road when a group of men jumped out of a white Honda and stabbed him several times in his body.
The men escaped in the Honda. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.
Investigations into all of these matters are continuing.