Taximan Escapes Shooting with his Life

The incident took place on 28th February, 2011, at about 2:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the corner of Stainforth Street and Pond Road.

Although information about the incident remains sketchy, according to an eyewitness account, a woman was walking eastward along Pond Road and when she had just passed Stainforth Street; she did a hurried U-turn and began hustling in the direction from whence she came. It was indicated that she heard being fired and in an effort to secure herself, she fled.

The origin of the gunshots and the number of persons involved in the “fracas” remains unclear however; this media house spoke with Kenneth Adams of Sandy Point whose vehicle was struck by one of the bullets. He indicated that he was travelling eastward along Pond Road and just as he passed Stainforth Street, he heard a noise which caused him to bring his vehicle to an immediate halt.taximan-shooting-2

Adams further indicated it was then that he realised that the front windscreen of his vehicle was struck in the area of the driver’s side.

“I was in traffic coming across and I heard ‘bap’. So I stopped. I didn’t see anything…remember I was in the traffic…I didn’t expect any shooting or anything.”

Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force were on scene and conducted investigations into the incident.

One of the more senior officers on scene, Sgt Adolph Adams, when asked by this media house for details or an update on the incident, indicated that he did not have information and that the force’s press and public relation’s officer, Inspector Vaughan Henderson should be contacted.

When contacted however, Henderson indicated that he was in the process of preparing a press release which would be released shortly.

Investigations into the matter continue.





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