One young man has been viciously gunned as Police grapple with yet another broad morning shooting incident. The murder occurred in the Lime Kiln area and comes after a recent pledge by the Police High Command of a victory in crime fighting.
Reliable sources have indicated that the young man was cut down in a barrage of bullets just around 7 o’clock this morning, February 25.
Unofficial reports give the name of the victim as Shavaughn Hendricks.
The circumstances surrounding this latest fatality are still unknown but Police have given the assurance that investigations are ongoing. An appeal has been made for anyone with information about the murder to follow up with the Police, who have promised strict confidentiality.
Gun violence has taken the lives of eight youths – all males – for 2019, with the last seven murders taking place within a three week span.
Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime, Andre Mitchell, has indicated that the Police are committed to tame the apparent ploys of several peace breakers in society.
“We, as the principal law enforcement entity, must respond in partnership with other agencies like…the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and the Customs [Department]. We must respond and respond we shall,” he said.
He also indicated that all of us are complicit in the fight against wrong doing.
It is not yet known if anyone has been held in relation to this morning’s murder.