Police investigators believe they have made a major breakthrough with investigations into two shooting incidents that occurred approximately two months ago in the south of the island.
The lawmen have laid additional gun-related charges against a well-known figure linked to the Carenage ghetto area, Von Cyrus, who was arrested and charged last month in connection to one of the incidents, which occurred in the Mount Toute/Grand Anse community.
Cyrus, a resident of The Carenage, St. George, who has been on remand at the Richmond Hill Prison since mid-February was denied bail on charges of Attempted Non-Capital Murder, Possession of a Firearm and ammunition, discharging a firearm, and damage to property in connection with the incident that occurred at Mount Toute in Grand Anse on Independence Day.
Police investigators believe that Cyrus was also behind the trigger of the gun that was discharged during a second shooting incident that reportedly occurred in the Wall Street Grand Anse area on the same day.
The 26-year old has been slapped with additional charges for Attempted Non-Capital Murder, Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
Cyrus appeared before the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on the new charges last week Friday.
The matter has been adjourned to April 6.
Two weeks ago, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dickon Mitchell called on armed youths in the Carenage and 4-Roads area to put down their guns and to engage in building their communities.
There have been reports in the underworld of feuding among a combined Carenage/4-Roads gang and a smaller group of youngsters associated with the troublesome area known as Saigon in the south of the island controlled by a Grenadian described as a deportee from the United States.
Those gangsters linked to Carenage/4-Roads have reportedly been bringing in several high-powered guns and testing them at night in random firing in preparation for the anticipated battle.