TNN is receiving word about 15 to 20 gunshots being fired last evening, in four separate locations, in what is being described as a turf war in the Pembroke area.
Police had cordoned off Parson’s Road, Pond Hill, and Happy Valley/Curving Avenue Deep Dale areas.
Residents of a number of neighbourhoods reported hearing repeated gunfire around 10:00 pm last night alarming young children and families in the affected areas.
Speaking with a concerned resident in the area stated to TNN it is believed that gunmen arrived in one of the locations chasing individuals as shots were fired at them.
Police responded with this statement:
Around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, 19th May 2022, police received several 911 calls reporting several gun shots heard in different locations within Pembroke Parish, including Deepdale Road, Parsons Road, St. Augustine Hill, Curving Ave and Middle Town.
Police units were immediately despatched to these areas and were informed two individuals on a motorcycle were chasing another person. One of the individuals on the bike was said to have been discharging a firearm as the chase continued.
There have been no reports of anyone attending hospital seeking treatment for gunshot injuries. There were also no reports of property damage in relation to this incident.
Officers recovered several spent shells along with one live round of ammunition from various scenes located in the previously mentioned areas.
As we heighten patrols to provide reassurance to residents, we urge anyone with information on this incident to please get in contact with us by calling 211, the main police number, 295-0011. You may also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. Alternatively, share the information with a police officer with whom you are familiar.
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