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UPDATED: Man shot dead on Eastern Ave.

A man is dead following a shooting Saturday (20 January) on Eastern Avenue.

Police have not released his name “pending formal identification,” however in a media statement a short while ago (21 January) they said the deceased man is a 28-year-old resident of George Town.

They said he was shot multiple times in the car park of Walton Centre on Eastern Avenue just before 9:20 p.m. last night (20 January.)

This is the second shooting in less than a week and first murder in Cayman for 2018. Last Monday (15 January), musician Dexter Bodden was shot outside his George Town home, also on Eastern Avenue. He remains hospitalized.

A video of the man shortly after he was shot has been making the rounds on social media and today (21 January) the police are asking members of the public to cease sharing the graphic images “out of respect for the victim and his family.”

No other details on the shooting were made available. Police did not say in their release whether any arrests were made.

However they are urging those who took these images, or anyone else who may have information about this crime,  to come forward, even anonymously. They say detectives in the RCIPS Major Incident Room are available on 649-4502 until 5 p.m. today, 21 January Sunday,  and tomorrowMonday 22 January (public holiday.)

After 5 p.m. anyone with information can call  the GTPS at 949-4222. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS).

Stay tuned to Cayman 27 for updates to this developing story.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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