National Security Council meeting called in light of recent murders
A meeting of the National Security Council has been called in light of back-to-back shootings and killings that happened in the last few days and weeks.
The territory has recorded two murders since the start of a year — one early Sunday morning and the other five days earlier on Tuesday, February 6. There have also been at least two non-fatal gunshot injuries reported this year.
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley expressed ‘great concern’ while speaking on radio following the territory’s latest killing yesterday.
“These recent murders and, of course, those in 2022 are very concerning and I have requested a meeting of the National Security to Council to be updated on the strategies from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force to tackle these murders,” Premier Wheatley said.
“We’ll be coming to the public shortly and telling the public, of course, what the plans are to get this violence under control,” he added.
The Premier extended condolences to the family and friends of the victims.