Last Lap Ends with Shooting Incident

The incident led to an abrupt end to the street jamming at a time when revelers were enjoying the final hours of the 41st edition of the carnival celebrations.

Now police in St. Kitts are looking for at least one man who is believed to be responsible for the shooting episode that occurred during the Last Lap street jamming, on Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013.

A police statement, issued early Thursday morning confirmed that a person of interest is being sought for further investigation. They have also denied early rumours that it was they (the police) who had done the shooting, which occurred just around 8:00pm. Police Commissioner CG Walwyn moved swiftly to rebuff the suggestions that his officers were involved and responsible for the gun shots.

They said Police are investigating the cause of a gunshot wound suffered by Vernon Elliott of St. Johnson Village. Mr. Elliot was in the vicinity of Princess and Church Street when the incident occurred.  Mr. Elliott underwent surgery at JNF Hospital.

Police are encouraging persons having information to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 8477 to give any assistance available. You do not have to give your name or where you are from and you may be eligible for reward, said the police statement.


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