Gang violence in Addu City leaves two wounded

Addu city Hithadhoo from above. (Sun Photo/ Fayaz Moosa)

Violence that occurred between two groups in Hithadhoo, Addu City has left two wounded.

Police stated that reports of the incident were received around 2:30 last night. A media official of Police stated to Sun that the reports were received that individual who suffered wounds from the fight was taken to the Equatorial Hospital in Addu City. 

When contacted, an official from the Hospital stated that two individuals were brought to the hospital and one was still admitted at the hospital. The hospitalized individual had suffered a four-inch cut to the arm. The official had stated that both individuals were doing fine.

An individual from Hithadhoo who spoke with Sun regarding the matter stated that the fight was a result of a disagreement between the two groups.

Police stated that the investigation into the incident was ongoing and that no arrests have been made so far. 

Gang fights have been a rare occurrence in Addu City as of recent times.

Police have received 243 reports of gang violence so far this year. 20 reports of such incidents were received so far this month.