This brings the total homicides so far for this year, to 14 with 2 in Nevis and 12 on St. Kitts.
It was just after 10:00pm when residents of Lewis Lane, and other surrounding streets in the area, heard multiple gun shots and when the smoke was cleared, it was discovered that two men had been shot, with one losing his life on the spot. The other was taken to the Joseph N France hospital where he was kept for treatment.
The shots were heard as far as the Dorset and Market Street areas in the west and New Town in the east, with residents of these districts indicating that they were first under the impression that the shooting was in their respective areas, given the loudness of the gun fire.
As crowds started to gather, members of the public began sharing stories of what they thought they heard but there was one common thread, with most people indicating that some of the gun fire appeared to have been from an automatic weapon, given the rapidity of the shots.
At least 15 spent shells were said to have been recovered by security officers who processed the scene up to midnight, searching for clues and other items of evidence that could assist their investigations.
The two who were shot are believed to be closely related, with some observers describing them as brothers who normally reside in St. Peters but at the time of the shooting were caught by their assailants in New Pond Site. Others have said they were residents of New Town and had earlier left St. Peters, on their way to the East Basseterre district (New Town). The dead man was identified as Steven Connor. His brother, Jerome Connor was injured with non-life threatening injuries to his leg.