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Challengers Shooting Prompts Attempted Murder Investigation

By: Staff Writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 13, 2018 – The Voilent Crime Unit of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in St. Kitts have launched an investigation into an attempted murder after receiving a report of a shooting at Happy Hill, Challengers on Saturday night.

An official Police statement issued Sunday afternoon revealed that several units responded to the report and upon arrival found motor jeep P1882 damaged with what appeared to be bullet holes.

According to the statement, “Preliminary investigations have revealed that at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, Darren Caines of St. Pauls (driver) and one other person were in the vehicle when an unknown assailant(s) began shooting from the bushy area on the mountain side of the road”. It further stated that, “Caines was shot in his face”. The men were able to exit the vehicle and escape further injury. The men were taken to the JNF Hospital and Caines is listed as being in a stable condition.

As a result of the shooting, another vehicle in the area was also damage by gunshots.

Having processed the scene, a number of items of evidential value were taken and nvestigations into the matter are ongoing.

Persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialing 467-1887 or 467-1888, 662-3462.