Date: 31st August, 2017
Basseterre, ST KITTS (KYSS) — A female Conaree resident was left nursing a bullet wound to her hand after shots were discharged by law enforcement on the night of Wednesday 30th August.
According to a source, the bullet, allegedly fired by a soldier, went through a house, missed a male occupant, and struck the woman in her hand. It was not immediately known whether the police and soldiers were on a joint operation in the area.
The injured woman was taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital for treatment.
Earlier this year, a proclamation calling out the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force “for service in aid of the civil powers with their arms and ammunition for six months” was enforced.
The proclamation by the federation’s Governor-General His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton, was dated June 23rd, 2017.
In an extra-ordinary gazette statutory rules and orders no. 10 of 2017, the Governor-General indicated that he had been advised by a cabinet meeting of may 22nd,2017 to implement the provisions of section 7 of the St. Christopher and Nevis Defence Force Act.