Just after 9:00am on Wednesday reports were made to the police about the body of a man that was found between a very narrow passage way of two buildings on Central Market Street, between the Jenkins Funeral Home and the Central Guest House.
Up to the time of filing this story, (10:30am) investigators were still on the scene with the crowd of onlookers growing every minute in size.
Police have not confirmed the circumstances of the incident but some eyewitnesses have stated that they saw the body of the man who appears to be with dreadlocks and is belived to have lived in the vicinity of the top of Market Street and College Street Ghaut. Others have placed him as a former resident of Shear Lane, and they also indicated that he is the brother of a well known former national footballer for St. Kitts and Nevis. This has not been confirmed. He himself was also said to be well known to residnets in the Central Basseterre area. We are howver withholding the given name until confirmation is obtained from the police and notice provided to the family.
Some in the crowd spoke about hearing shots that were fired in the area last night and are wondering if they were connected to this morning’s gruesome discovery.
Concerns were also being raised amongst the crowd about the recent shooting incidents within the last four days. It was only last night that police in Cayon responded to the shooting death of a man from that area, shortly after he had completed a basketball game at Maynard’s Park. Then on Sunday 24th March, shots were fired in Brombill Street, Newtown but no one was reported to have been injured. The day before, (Saturday) a supervisor at a well known home supply store at the Paul Southwell Industrial Park, was shot in the face by his supervisor who has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
These incidents are again leading citizens to call for a stop to the senseless gun play while police continue to urge residents with information to step forward by calling their Crime Stoppers Hotline 1-800 8477 (TIPS).
More details will be provided as they come to hand.