Two males, twenty-six-year-old Kareem Jeffers of Thomas Street, Ponds Pasture, and a teenager have been charged
Two males, twenty-six-year-old Kareem Jeffers of Thomas Street, Ponds Pasture, and a teenager have been charged for the offences of Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition and Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place.
The charges stem from a morning shooting incident in New Town, on February 23.
Both males who were assisting the Police with their investigations into the occurrence were subsequently charged yesterday, February 26.
According to the Police, on Saturday, around 7 a.m, police officers and soldiers, who were patrolling the area at the time, reported that they heard what appeared to be gunshots. They then observed two armed, masked males running. Both individuals were later apprehended in Ponds Pasture and taken into Police custody.
The release further states that a search was conducted in the Ponds Pasture area and one black mask, along with one Taurus pistol with eleven (11) rounds of 9 mm ammunition and one Glock pistol with thirteen (13) rounds of .40 ammunition were discovered on an abandoned premises.
Security forces have stepped up foot patrols throughout various communities in St. Kitts and Nevis in a direct measure to counter an increase in gun related crimes in the twin island state.