Duo Came Under Fire On Highway Before Stopping at Museum

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February 13, 2018 8:52 am AST
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New information released by police suggests that the duo fatally wounded Saturday, came under a hail of bullets more than 100 yards from where their vehicle stopped.

Clevaughn Sweeney, 24, and Michael Stevens, 26, both of Huntums Ghut, the only two in the rental vehicle at the time, were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting incident after 4:00am that morning.

According to police, the two were assailed by gunfire from the James Walter Francis Drive, going west near the intersection with Station Avenue, before the vehicle came to a stop near the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum.

According to police, the victims were seen at Crystals Nightclub where close to 300 persons were in attendance earlier that morning. What happened after they left the premises is unknown at this time.

Police are asking persons who may have seen the victims, either being followed from the nightclub or being pursued on the highway, to contact the Major Crime Team at 368-9342.

Deputy Commissioner Alwin James noted that while there are always mobile armed patrols around, there will never be enough officers to cover every inch of the community.

“Mobile armed patrols, who were on duty, responded to the scene immediately following the incident, but the victims were dead. It is more important for us in this fight to seize firearms and take them off the streets, and out of the hands of persons whose quick, hot tempers can, with little provocation, result in the death of another person,” he said.

Persons with information into the location of any illegal firearms are asked to contact the Police or a member of the Major Crime Team at 368-9342 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.
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