Three shootings Two Days…Four Victims Nursing Gunshot Wounds

The first incident, according to reports, transpired sometime after midnight on Friday, 3rd June, 2011 in Nevis.

Reports further indicate that Brick Kiln Village resident, Travis Bryant, was shot while he was in his vehicle at Marian Avenue, Charlestown. understands that the man, said to be in his early 30s, was exiting an entertainment spot when his vehicle was fired upon which resulted in him being struck.  Information about that incident remains sketchy however, it is understood that Bryant was taken to the Alexandra Hospital where he receives medical treatment.

The next incident occurred at about 7:00 that evening and according to Inspector Franklyn Belgrove, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), two young men, Kenville Finch of Ponds Pasture and Kurt Lucas of Ponds Extension were injured during the incident.

He informed that at about that time, a group of young men were at Mad House Alley, Newtown when a gunman appeared from the northern end of Pond Road and opened fire, releasing one shot from his firearm. The shot struck Finch in his upper left arm and having exited, struck Lucas in his right buttock.

Both were transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital where they were received treatment for their injuries.

Approximately 12 hours after that incident occurred, a young man was shot while he was attending to his yard at Connell Street, Irish Town.  The Inspector explained that Jermaine Wilkinson was performing landscaping duties in his yard when a masked gunman appeared, entered his yard through the gate and started firing shots at him. He said 8-10 shots were fired at him.

Wilkinson reportedly ran around his house and before exiting the yard through the gate and making his way across the road on which the Red Cross building sits. understands that Wilkinson was being followed by the gunman when he left the yard. He reportedly collapsed in the vicinity of Five Ways and was taken to the JNF General Hospital for treatment.

It is also understood that Wilkinson, 21, sustained entry and exit gunshot wounds to his right shoulder, entry and exit wounds to his right hip and gunshot injuries to his left middle finger which was fractured and flesh damage caused.

Inspector Belgrove, expressed to this media house that all shooting incidents which were perpetrated in 2011, were done with the aid of illegal firearms. He therefore, made an appeal to persons who are in possession of such or who have information about the whereabouts of illegal firearms, to either turn them over to the authorities or divulge the relative information.

“I am appealing to persons who have information about the whereabouts of illegal firearm to please come forward and give the police the information. We are asking people to turn in your illegal firearms. It is necessary and important for us to deal with this matter and we need arrest the problem,” the Inspector pleaded.



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