(Photo Credit: RVIPF)
Police has confirmed that last night’s shooting victim is Lenia Green, a 46 year old BVI islander, who resided at Great Mountain. Green died as a result of injuries sustained.
According to a release from the Police Information Office this afternoon, May 27, at approximately 8:30 pm, police responded to a report of a woman being shot and left on the road at George’s North Side.
The release further noted that EMTs were also on the scene and transported the woman to the Dr. D. O. Smith hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The RVIPF Major Crime Team has since arrested a male on suspicion of murdering Lenia Green.
The man is currently being held at the Road Town Police Station for questioning.
According to the Police Information Office, “A suspect is arrested on suspicion when there is a probability that that person has committed a crime. The suspect is interviewed, and responses are placed on record as part of the evidence needed to build a case for charges to be laid.”
They further explained, “The arrest does not mean that police have proven that the suspect committed the crime. In fact, the suspect may be discharged following the interview.”
Investigations are still very active in this murder. Therefore, persons are invited to come forward and assist police with information that can help in identifying a perpetrator in this case.
Update: Man In Custody Over Last Night’s Shooting
BVI Platinum News has confirmed that a man is currently in the custody of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to the shooting incident that took place last night, May 26.
Details surrounding the arrest is still unclear; however, BVI Platinum News has been informed that the man, who is not from the BVI, is a person of interest in the matter.
Up to the time of publication of this article, there was no official police statement on the incident. However, unconfirmed reports indicate that the matter is being treated as one of murder and possibly sexual assault.
The body of the woman was discovered in the area of George's Northside with what appeared to be gunshot wounds on her body. She was later rushed to the Peebles Hospital, but unfortunately died.
Previous Article: Details About Shooting Incident Sketchy
Although the Police Information Office has confirmed the shooting of a woman last night, May 26, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is reportedly not ready to release other details surrounding the shooting incident.
Unconfirmed reports have identified the woman, and stated that the victim has died, but the police explained that they are unwilling to release the victim’s name at this time.
A little after 9:00pm last night, it was reported that the woman was discovered in the area of George's Northside, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds on her body.
She was later rushed to the Peebles Hospital, but unfortunately did not make it.