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Sep 12, 2017

Darwin Martinez Sustains Injuries in Shooting

Marco Vidal

Shortly after ten o’clock on Saturday night, gunshots rang out on Ebony Street, at its intersection with Sibun Street, where passengers inside a vehicle were being targeted by a pair of gunmen.  Twenty-six-year-old Darwin Martinez, a resident of Mayflower Street, was riding inside a black Saturn along with his uncle when they came under gunfire.  During the shooting incident, the graphic designer was injured in the left upper back and left chest.  Police are investigating and, according to Eastern Division South Commander Marco Vidal, one suspect is being sought in connection to the shooting.


Supt. Marco Vidal, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“There’s an incident involving Mr. Darwin Martinez who was accompanied by one of his relatives who was driving his vehicle and they were on their way from an activity, heading to Sibun Street.  So at the corner of Ebony and Sibun that is where shots were fired and Mr. Martinez received injuries to his left shoulder, left upper shoulder.  He has since been discharged from the hospital and we are in the process of getting statements and carry on with the investigation.”



“Okay, so are you all aware as to what may have motivated this?  Indeed it didn’t happen at Conch Shell Bay, it happened a distance away.  Is it a part of that same rivalry that has been affecting that area, Lindo’s Alley and Conch Shell Bay.”


Supt. Marco Vidal

“Well, from what we have gathered it appears to have been a random shooting targeting pretty much anybody in that area.  It wasn’t targeted at any rival gang.  It was in fact, just rival shooting that they were doing, from what we know.”



“Okay, so do you all have anyone who you expect to charge?”


Supt. Marco Vidal

“Yes, we are seeking one person right now in relation to that matter.  We know that it is, the report is that there are two persons involved, but we are seeking one who we have a name for and then we will seek the other once we get further information.”

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