Police Seek Assistance In Recent Firearm-Related Incidents

BVI Platinum News
July 23, 2018 5:16 pm AST
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In a press release issued today, July 23, Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the assailants responsible and/or the location of their handguns, as detectives respond to the most recent firearm incidents.

In relation to a shooting incident reported last week, police said they questioned persons following the incident at Elm’s Bar in Baughers Bay, where a male sustained a single gunshot wound to the back, shortly after midnight last Thursday morning.

According to police, the victim is in stable condition and continues to receive treatment at Peebles Hospital.

In a second incident, Paradise Bar in Cane Garden Bay was robbed of its proceeds after three masked men entered around 11:00 pm last night and demanded money. At least three shots were fired in the air, but no injuries were reported in that incident.

As the festival celebrations approach, Acting Commissioner, Alwin James is hoping that members of the public will be more cooperative in providing information with the names of these assailants, or the location of their firearms to reduce further firearm incidents.

“After our struggles through these last difficult months, it is important that our festival celebrations not be marred by those who have no conscience and little regard for affected business owners, their patrons or the needs of the community on a whole,” the Acting Commissioner stressed.

“Please assist us with any information that can help in identifying the perpetrators in these incidents,” he said.

Persons with information can contact the RVIPF through its three-digit access number 311 or contact the Intelligence Unit directly at 368-9339.
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