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The Hanover police have charged two men in relation to shooting and injuring of several persons at an unauthorised fish fry held at a bar on Barnes Lane in Mount Pellier in the parish last month.

The accused men are 24-year-old Jason Harvey of Mount Pellier, and 31-year-old Jermaine Vidal, unemployed of Sandy Bay, both in Hanover.

Harvey was the first of the two men to be charged. He was slapped with multiple counts of shooting with intent, and also illegal possession of firearm.

Upon his release from hospital, on December 29, Vidal was charged with six counts of wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition.

Both men are slated to make their first court appearance later this month.

Harvey and Vidal, who are alleged to have engaged each other in a wild shootout, were among seven people injured in the incident that fortunately resulted in no fatality.

The Sandy Bay police reported that on Sunday, December 17, at about 1:15 a.m., a dispute developed between two of the patrons at the fish fry, and firearms were drawn.

The dispute escalated, and a shootout ensued between the two men.

Seven person, including the two men were later found suffering from gunshot wounds, and were taken to the hospital.

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