Sun | Feb 18, 2018

Two in custody after seven shot at fish fry in Hanover

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Hanover police now have in custody two suspects believed to be responsible for Sunday morning's shooting at a fish fry where seven persons were shot and injured in Montpelier, Hanover.

Information is that the two suspects were among the seven persons injured and taken to hospital.

One of the suspects is currently hospitalised under police guard, while the other is in police lock-up.

Up to news time, their identities had not been released.

Reports from the Sandy Bay police are that about 1:15 a.m., a dispute developed between two of the patrons and firearms were drawn.

The dispute escalated and a shoot-out ensued, after which seven persons were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were taken to hospital and are undergoing treatment.

In the meantime, the promoter of the event, who was not issued with a permit, has been charged for breaches of the Noise Abatement Act and the Spirit Licences Act.

Thirty-six-year-old Oneil Henry, of Barnes Lane in Montpelier, has been charged with operating without a permit.

Henry is scheduled to appear in the Sandy Bay court on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Henry did not apply for a permit.

The police are reminding persons that the law requires them to have a permit for entertainment events and that there will be a zero-tolerance approach to breaches.