Several Injured During Shooting Incident

Police Press Release
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 16, 2018 (RSCNPF): Police are investigating a shooting incident in which several persons were injured and subsequently transported to the JNF Hospital.

On July 14, 2018 at about 8:30 p.m., Police received a report of a shooting incident at Westbourne Ghaut. Officers from several units responded. Investigations so far have revealed that a motor car, travelling along West Bourne Ghaut, stopped at the corner of Central Street, where persons were gathered on the seaside, and opened fire.

As a result, Kirk “Scotty” Hobson of Upper Fiennes Avenue and Javed Gumbs of Lime Kiln received several gunshot injuries about the body. Hobson underwent surgery and both he and Gumbs are warded in a stable condition. Gail Williams, who was standing a short distance from the corner, was grazed by a bullet on her head. She was treated and discharged.

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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