Police received the report at about 9 p.m. on December 09 and they responded immediately. Upon arrival they met Technicians with the Emergency Medical Service attending to 33-year-old Kevis Riley of Lower Carty Alley. Preliminary investigations so far have revealed that Riley was walking along Shephard Street, Newtown when he was approached from behind by two armed, unknown assailants who opened fire at him. He was shot several times about the body. Riley was transported to the JNF Hospital where he is listed as being in a stable condition.
Members from the Crime Scene Unit visited and processed the scene. Items of evidential value were taken into Police custody.
The Police are making an appeal to anyone who might have any information in relation to this incident to call the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) at 467-1887, 467-1888, or 662-3468 or their nearest Police Station. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.