Crime sleuths of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are continuing their investigations into the midmorning gun wounding of two men on Sunday in the tough Dock Yard community.
According to information of the police force, at about 9.27 a.m., 911 received information that gunshots were heard in the community. The team of officers that was dispatched to the area to investigate, later confirmed that two men were shot and since been hospitalized. Their conditions were not readily available.
The police said they also took a gun from the scene. There were reports of anyone being held in connection with the firearm’s find.
Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams who visited the scene, noted that the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force was aware of a video footage that captured parts of the shooting scene.
Stating that the circulation of the tape could hamper police investigation, Adams is asking those in possession of the video to desist from circulating, but to instead turn it over to the police.
“I wish to remind the public to desist from circulating such images as they can impede the ongoing investigation,” Adams said. “In addition, if you are in possession of any footage taken, I kindly asked that you hand it over to the police as this may assist with the furtherance of our investigations.”
In the meantime, Adams stated that the shooting did not have the characteristics of being gang related.
This morning’s shooting does not appear to be gang-related, however, our investigators will follow the evidence where it leads us. The RTCIPF is appealing for witnesses to come forward and tell us what you know. We are committed to ensuring your safety and security in these beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands,” Adams pointed out.
In the meantime, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is asking those with information on this incident or other illegal activities to contact Crime Stoppers, stating that all calls are answered in the United States and managed by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, which is a non-profit and not a police agency, adding that the calls are anonymous