One person killed, another emerges wounded after shooting in RT
One person is dead and another wounded following a shooting incident in Road Town early Sunday morning, February 12.
The police confirmed the incident noting that the person fatally shot is male while the other gunshot victim who was only wounded is female.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) Information Unit reported that the male was shot and killed near the House of Assembly (HOA) building in the territory’s capital.
“A female reported to the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital also with a gunshot wound to the leg,” the police added. “The two incidents have not been linked so far. No other information is available at this time.”
Neither identities of the victims nor the circumstances that led to them getting shot was disclosed.
In the meantime, the RVIPF said vehicular traffic is being diverted from the area of the HOA and UPs Cineplex because of this morning’s shooting. Motorists are asked to use an alternative route.
This the second recorded murder in the BVI since the start of the year. Less than a week ago on Tuesday, February 7, a man was fatally shot while seated outside a bar in Parham Town, East End around 6 pm.