Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Incident At Taylor’s

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 31, 2018 (RSCNPF): A shooting incident at Taylor’s Village has left one dead and two (2) injured. Police received and responded to the report of the shooting at about 7:55 p.m on May 30, 2018.

Investigations so far have revealed that a 17-year-old male juvenile was inside his residence along with two (2) other persons. Outside the premises were Antonia Lestrade (male, 19 years old) and a 15-year-old male juvenile. Four (4) masked assailants entered the premises and one (1) of them began shooting. The 17-year-old juvenile exited the house and received gunshot injuries about the body, which left him fatally wounded. The 15-year-old juvenile also sustained gunshot injuries about the body and Lestrade received a gunshot to his left elbow.

Both Lestrade and the 15-year-old juvenile were transported to the J.N.F. Hospital by the Emergency Medical Service. Lestrade is warded in a stable condition, while the juvenile underwent Emergency Surgery and is warded at the Intensive Care Unit in a serious, but stable condition. The Technicans from the Forensic Services Department processed the scene and items of evidential value were collected.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to call any Police Station or the Violent Crimes Unit at 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468.

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