Gun Violence Continues To Plague Young SKN Population
By: Staff Writer
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 14, 2019 – The Streets are bloody; riddled with spent shells and families are hurting – In less than 16 hours, three males have died as a result of gun violence.
As morning broke another male was murdered; the second murder within seven hours. Before mid-day, another young male was gunned down.
THREE MURDERS IN LESS THAN 16 HOURS
Police identified the 7th murdered victim as Gavin Rogers. According to a report, the victim was in his home, (Wingfield Road) when he was gunned down.
Vere Amory was shot and killed around seven ‘o’ clock Wednesday night in Sandy Point, 10 miles west of Basseterre and Joel “Booyaka” Phillip of West Basseterre about two ‘o’ clock Thursday morning.
To date, Six murders in Six days – Since Friday February 8th to present, (Thursday February 14, 2019) gun violence has plagued the young SKN population. The first murder was recorded in Nevis last month, (January, 22).
The homicides have spurred debates around the RSS and State of Emergency. No formal arrests have been made in any of the recent murders.