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Fish fry promoter charged after seven persons shot, injured at event in Hanover

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 11:07 AM

The Hanover police say they are following strong leads into the circumstances that led to seven persons being shot and injured at a fish fry in Montpelier this morning.

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 shootout ensued after which seven persons were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were taken to hospital and are undergoing treatment. One has since been released.

Consequently, the promoter of the event, who was not issued with 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; and Opening Beyond Opening Hours.

Henry is scheduled to appear in the Sandy Bay Court House 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 where events are being held and that there will be a zero tolerance approach where persons are found in breach.