Headline — 16 November 2012 — by Albert J. Ciego
Thursday night shootings on Albert and Regent Streets

Police shot a man, and a woman was shot in her home by an intruder

Two persons, a yet unidentified woman and man, are tonight at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after they were shot in separate incidents at about 9:15 tonight in the old capital.

Police said that the woman was in the lower flat of her family’s house on Albert Street with a friend when an unknown gunman went into the house and fired a number of shots. The woman was hit in the body, but her friend escaped unhurt. She was rushed to the KHMH, where doctors are operating on her. Police say that the reason for the attack is unknown.

While processing the scene on Albert Street, police were called to another shooting, this time in front of Wellworth Store on Regent Street. Police said that an officer on patrol shot a man in his hip when he refused to drop a machete he had in his hand. According to police, the man was advancing with the machete towards the officer.

The shooting victim was rushed to the KHMH, where doctors are operating on him.

Witnesses corroborated the police’s report. They said that around 9:30 p.m., two men became involved in a machete fight. Police on patrol ordered them to drop their machetes, but one of the men reportedly did not obey the order, and was moving towards the police with the machete.

The police, according to witnesses, told the man to stop and to put down the machete, but he refused and continued advancing towards the officer who shot him in his hip. The man fell down and was subdued.

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