Police believe there may be retaliation following at least two of the fatal shooting incidents on Tuesday night. Commissioner of Police says, as a result, they have hiked up police presence in the areas of interest and pled the public’s assistance in solving these latest murders.
Allen Whylie – Commissioner of Police
“I would like to appeal to the public to continue to assist us in terms of sharing information in respect to these incidents that have occurred as well as other incidents of crime that have occurred. As result of these incidents again I have directed that additional investigators from the Crimes Investigation Branch be deployed to assist the investigators where these three incidents have occurred. We have also launched a number of Stop and Searches Operations and raids to seek suspects in these incidents as well as to look at associates in the effort to reduce the possibility of any retaliation from the associates and friends of those individuals who were killed. I have also directed Mr. Williams who heads up the Mediation team to get his team involved to visit these areas where these incidents occurred and to speak to the family members and the friends of the deceased and to see how to the mediation team can assist to mediate whatever ongoing conflict is occurring. I want to reassure the public that we are doing our outmost best to solve these recent cases; we have a number of persons as suspects in custody and were continuing our investigation to identify other suspects who may be involved and to bring into custody.”