A 10-year-old was among four minors who were shot during a party in Montell Heights early this morning, The Nassau Guardian understands.
A 16-year old and two 17-year-olds were also shot.
In total, 14 people were shot and three others were injured during the panic. However, police believe the shooters were after a single target.
During a press conference today, Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson told reporters that, “A [man] was walking towards the party when he was confronted by two men who began shooting at him, resulting in persons being shot.”
He noted that police are following significant leads.
“Members of the general public, I wish to advise you that you can move about in your normal daily business,” Ferguson added.
“This is not a situation where persons are going around shooting anybody.
“It is still early in this investigation and as information becomes available we will release more details.
“Be very careful of persons who claim to have information and if they do, I urge them to come and see police so that the information can be dealt with.”
Ferguson said the targeted individual was shot in the leg.
The Nassau Guardian understands that 10 females and four males were shot.
Three of the victims suffering from gunshot wounds – two females and one male – were said to be in critical condition.
A 25-year-old woman was shot in the head, according to sources.