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Shooting and chopping in Birchgrove

One man is currently hospitalised following a shooting and chopping incident on Monday evening at Birchgrove in St. Andrew.

Residents identified the injured person as Prince Mathurine, a former truck driver for Hot Spot, a chain of small supermarkets owned by Grenada’s new Minister of Mobilisation, and Member of Parliament for the South – St. George constituency, Andy Williams.

A villager told THE NEW TODAY that the incident took place at a street party organised by Mathurine and the shooter has been identified as a male individual from Mt. Horne in the St. Andrew North-West constituency of former Social Development Minister, Delma Thomas.

He said that some persons from Mt. Horne came to the party and started making trouble and a fight soon broke out.

It is reported that one of the guys from Mt. Horne shot Prince in two places – one bullet took him in the shoulder and another in the foot.

“I heard the guy that did the shooting also used a knife to cut Prince on his back and face. Prince was rushed to the theatre of the St. George’s General Hospital to remove the bullet from his shoulder,” the villager said.

The resident denied reports circulating in some quarters that when the fight broke out, Prince left the scene and soon came back with a cutlass in hand.

He said: “Prince didn’t go for any cutlass. He did try to stop the fight because he was one of the promoters of the events and didn’t want to run afoul of the law. In fact he was off loading the DJ set from the truck when the incident happened.”

THE NEW TODAY understands that several persons were taken into custody by the police to assist them in their investigations into the incident.

The injured man is the brother of Ex-Superintendent of Police, Gregory Mathurine.

Prince is also known to operate as a trucker on the St. George’s Port and also reportedly works with the Chinese construction company that is involved in rehabilitation work on the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).

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