BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Anyone with information regarding a recent shooting incident at the Warner Park in Basseterre is asked to contact the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF).

The RSCNPF received the report of a shooting incident at Warner Park at about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. Preliminary investigations have revealed that several juveniles were standing in the park watching a football match when they were approached by a masked gunman who opened fire at them.

The juveniles ran for safety and the shooter fled the scene. In attempting to flee the area, the assailant was pursued on foot by a RSCNPF Officer. Reports indicate that when they got into an alley that leads to College Street Ghaut from Wellington Road, the gunman pointed what appeared to be a weapon in the direction of the police officer who, in response, discharged two rounds of ammunition from his firearm. The gunman escaped.

The RSCNPF is making an appeal to anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Basseterre Police Station by dialling 465-2241 or by calling the crime hotline by dialling 707. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.