Barbados: Twenty treated for gunshot wounds

Twenty people were being treated for gunshot wounds at the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) of the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados, according to local media reports.

This after three shooting incidents which occurred along the Spring Garden Highway during  the climax of Crop Over.

In a second emergency statement, the QEH revealed that one person was declared dead at the scene and 22 people were transported to A&E for treatment.

Of these, 20 suffered gunshot wounds, one stab wounds and another person was involved in a vehicular accident.

Barbados Today quoted the QEH as saying that one person had to undergo emergency surgery, four patients had to be admitted while ten were seen by medical personnel and discharged.

The remaining seven patients suffered minor injuries while an additional victim suffered superficial gunshot wounds to the left side, according to the publication.

It said that three persons who witnessed the incident and suffered from acute panic attacks, were also treated at the scene and discharged.


  1. Lime Lives Matter
    August 8, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Was it an act of terrorism?

  2. Anonymous
    August 8, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Things getting bad in La Barbade.

  3. Tracy Antoine
    August 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

    There was a ti-neg band …thank god i left spring garden and went home …st.lucia carnival ah de sweetest..

  4. Anonymous
    August 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The crime in Barbados is much higher than here. It is just not publicised. I am surprised this reached regional media. There are still alot we have not heard of.

    1. Anonymous
      August 8, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Bajan pride at work. Barbados have no crime man……yet they have a big jail full of inmates!

  5. sharon terrell
    August 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Jamaica at 700+ Barbados ans St.Lucia are Rookies when it comes to crime.Go to Kingston and see for youll selfs, these fellas dealing with grenades,and mac 11 and machine guns.Go to Mobay the tourist attraction that hasve been infested with Kinston Gangs and visit St.james,better yet visit trench town.4 murders a day in Kingston Jamaica alone,i have done my research.St.Lucia still bad,or Barbados (okay.

    1. Anonymous
      August 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      You realize jamaica population is in the millions right

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  7. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    this is a problem when crips are involved,where is gang unit hideout.the crop over needs to be banned,it pull in wrong kind of people,the heathens.