There will be zero tolerance to gun and gun-related matters in Barbados.
That warning from Acting Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce following a brazen daylight shooting on a public service vehicle on Thursday.
The incident in which a man received gunshot injuries to his back is the latest in a spate of gun violence plaguing the country in recent times.
Boyce in a televised press conference assured the public that the officers of the Barbados Police Service will target criminal elements relentlessly and with vigor.
“Let me say that the Barbados Police Service will not tolerate any [criminal] behaviour and will bring the strongest arm to end or eliminate the use of firearms and violence in our society. We are purposefully resolved to bring this to an end, and I speak for every member of the Barbados Police Service.
“The Achilles’ heel approach will ensure that there is zero tolerance to gun and gun-related matters, and we will be pursuing all offences however small they are. We want you to rest assured that we are targeting the criminal activity with vigor and relentlessly and at every level,” the top cop said.