Public asked for information on Christian Street drive-by shooting in which Jamaican was wounded

An island-wide search has been mounted by the Police for the suspects in
Sunday-morning, May 12, drive-by shooting in the Grays Green Community.
A press release from STRATCOM appeals to anyone with information on this
incident to contact the Grays Farm Police Station at 462-0481 or call the
Crimestoppers Hotline at 800-Tips (8477).

Reports say that an officer from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
telephoned that station at about 12:20 a.m., notifying on-duty officers that a

report about a shooting had come in from a doctor at the Sir Lester Bird
Medical Centre.

The doctor reported that a young man had arrived at the Emergency Room
with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, which he reportedly had
sustained during a drive-by shooting in Grays Farm.

The doctor requested police assistance, according to the law.
When officers visited the hospital, they met 23-year-old Tyrone McPherson of
No. 2 Armstrong Road, Grays Farm, on a stretcher with a bandage on his right

The victim, a Jamaican national, told the Police that, at about 12:10 a.m. on
Sunday, May 12, he had been standing by a shop on Christian Street, talking to
some other young men, with his back turned to the road.

He later heard about two gunshots, he said, and then felt a burning sensation
in his right upper back. He subsequently realized he had been shot.
At the time, he saw a dark, small vehicle speeding off across Christian Street
and onto Armstrong Road and then out of sight.

McPherson was transported to the hospital by his father. Reportedly, he was
in stable condition although he was scheduled to do a CT scan.
Apparently, results from the scan showed that the bullet had struck a bone –
but it might have ricocheted, as no bullet was seen in the victim’s body. The
man was kept for further observation.

Reportedly, officers from the Forensic Evidence Recovery Unit, the CID, and
the Special Services Unit conducted a search of the area on Christian Street;
however, no spent shells were found and no vehicle fitting the description was