“One officer slightly shot” sounds a bit strange, but it’s just about what the police and papers are saying happened on Tuesday night. The story only deserves four sentences in the Nation and Barbados Today because that is all the information released by the police.
Think about that folks: Gunmen saw patrolling police officers, then started shooting in an ambush. If that doesn’t sound like Kingston, Jamaica I don’t know what does.
But the police and the news media are playing down the incident, I suppose because the injured officer was only ‘slightly’ shot.
Strange times ’bout this place. Sometimes I swear somebody stole my country and put this new one under my feet. It looks like the same old place, but it isn’t.
A police detective was “slightly injured” when gunmen opened fire on a group of officers last night.
Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch says members of the Criminal Investigations Department were on patrol in Chapman Lane, the City around 11 pm when unknown assailants shot at them several times before running away.
He said police returned fire.
The incident is being investigated.
… from Barbados Today Men Shoot at Police