A senior police official on the East Coast of Demerara is refuting reports that Tuesday night’s shooting of a 38-year old Sparendaam woman was as a result of police indiscretion.Caroline Peters received a gunshot wound to her left hand and according to neighbours, the bullet was fired from a policeman’s gun.But the police are insisting that the woman was wounded during an exchange of gunfire between two warring factions in the Sparendaam Squatting Area.Shot: Caroline PetersPolice, in their version of what transpired, stated yesterday that at about 18:20 hours on Tuesday, ranks responded to a report received that gunshots were being fired in the Sparendaam Housing Scheme area.According to the police, upon arrival in the area, the ranks of a mobile police patrol saw two men, and on approaching them, one of the men opened fire. The police? returned fire but the men managed to escape.“During further enquiries, the police were informed that Caroline Peters,Cheap NFL Jerseys
, 34, of Sparendaam Housing Scheme, had been shot and upon checking she was found to have received a suspected gunshot wound to her upper left arm. She was taken to the GPHC for medical attention by the police,” the police said in a press statement.Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine told this newspaper yesterday that they are investigating the matter.He pointed out that based on information gathered so far, the wounding of the woman does not point to the police being responsible, as is being suggested by some residents.“So far our investigation is going consistent with what members of the public have indicated, contrary to what was reported in the newspaper yesterday,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping
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,” Ramnarine said.But speaking to Kaieteur News from her hospital bed, Peters said that earlier there was a “gang war between two groups of boys,Wholesale Authentic Jerseys
, who were shooting at each other”.She said that the gang members ran into her neighbour’s yard while her neighbour’s children were playing.Fearing for the safety of her children, the neighbour called the police who took a while to respond, by which time the gang members had disappeared.According to Peters, when the police arrived,Cheap NFL Jerseys China
, the place was dark and she was bathing on her verandah.She said that she was dipping water and apparently the police mistook her for one of the gunmen and discharged a around. She felt a burning and when she looked at her hand, she saw that her flesh was shattered.After she started screaming,Wholesale China Jerseys
, the police ran into her yard and picked her up and took her to the hospital, where she underwent surgery.