Lawmen are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at Cooks Hill which left a 20yr old woman nursing a gunshot wound.
Police responded to a report of a shooting shortly after 4am on Wednesday at a family home in Cooks Hill. Reports indicated that a masked assailant dressed in dark clothing entered the family’s residence and held them at gunpoint.
It was further reported that the male intruder fired a single shot which struck the female, one of the two occupants of the house, in her lower body.
According to reports, the bullet entered the woman’s right side and exited through her lower back, just shy of her spine.
The gunshot victim, since identified as Morneley Mitchel, was taken to the Mount St Johns Medical Center where she was treated and discharged after she was shot in the right buttock.
Meanwhile, the general public is advised to pay closer attention to the security of their homes. The public is also advised to report all suspicious persons or activities to the police without delay.