Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred just off Heritage Square in Kingstown late on Friday afternoon.
Kenville Gould, a 22-year-old father and resident of Calliqua, where he lives with his girlfriend and 19 months old daughter, was non-fatally shot at close range. The incident included an on-duty security guard who is employed by the Guardsman security firm.
Reports are that Gould attempted to take a pee-break from his socializing activities at the popular weekend, afterwork hangout spot. He moved some distance away but wound up trespassing on the Co-operative St. Vincent Bank’s (Penny Bank) private parking lot.
ANN understands that he was warned on multiple occasions not to urinate on the bank’s property and his refusal resulted in a brief scuffle which led to Gould boxing the armed guard on his ear.
A single shot rang out and the guard was then seen holstering his weapon and walking in the direction of the bank’s rear entrance. Gould lumbered off of the compound clutching his wounded arm.
An on-the-scene interview with the victim was captured on video. Gould told the reporter, “I say I goin’ piss and de man shoot me.”
Gould walked back and forth for several minutes clutching his, apparently, broken arm which was wrapped in a bloodied t-shirt before he was finally taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where he was kept overnight.
Although his arm was x-rayed, we were told, the results came back inconclusive; but surgery remains a very real possibility.
Members of the local constabulary arrived at the scene sometime later while others visited with Gould at the hospital which is also located in the capital city.
We were also informed that the officers were having a hard time locating eyewitnesses though the immediate vicinity where the shooting incident occurred was relatively crowded.
Gould remains hospitalized and is suffering through “a lot of pain,” we were also told.