Sir John Swan sits outside Seon Place. The Reid Street side of the building was damaged by bullets. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
SATURDAY, MARCH 24: Bullets were fired at a man and ended up damaging Seon Place.
The building, owned by Sir John Swan, was hit on the Reid Street side at 3:45 this morning.
Police said: "Forensic evidence collected at the scene and damage to a building in the area confirmed a firearm had been discharged; however no one was injured.
"The suspects are believed to be two men on a motorcycle."
Sir John said he understands five bullets were fired.
“I’ve been by and was told the fact that someone had come out of a bar across the street and was shot at.
“I understand something like five bullets were shot.
“Two of them hit the glass on Seon Place but shattered outside the glass.
“It’s double pane glass so it didn’t penetrate the inner glass.”
He continued: “I can say that the building must be bullet proof because there’s still fragments of the bullet between the two glasses.
“It didn’t go all the way through.
"That’s basically it in a nutshell.”
Sir John said the shooting had nothing to do with his building.
“The guy happened to be running along the building when he was shot at, so that’s all.
“He happened to be in the vicinity when he was shot.
“The police have been there and they have done their work and everything is cleared up.
“Unless you’re really looking for it, you can’t see it, it’s not obvious.”
Sir John said he will have to order a special type of glass to fix the damaged windows.
Police are asking witnesses to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.