Police responded to a report of a shooting incident at in the vicinity of the New Castle Pottery on Wednesday.

The initial investigation revealed that a young man who lives in New Castle was shot when two armed masked assailants alighted from a “silver/greyish motor car” and started firing at him, say police.

The victim sustained a gunshot injury to his right leg. He was assisted by concerned residents who took him to the hospital for medical treatment.

Supt. Mills, Divisional Officer of the Nevis Division said: “These acts of violence have no place on our beautiful island, and every citizen and resident should denounce these types of activities.”

He added that these activities are not “benefitting the island and the country as a whole”, and that the police will continue to encourage everyone to report criminality and assist their fellow citizens and residents in every way possible as result of them being a victim of a crime.