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Another incident involving a gun in RT; No one injured

- alleged attempted murder; however, gun is believed to have jammed
The scooter and car rental business where the alleged attempted shooting took place today, March 11, 2017. Photo: VINO
According to reports, the gun of the shooter jammed in his attempts on the life of a young man. Photo: Internet Source/ File
According to reports, the gun of the shooter jammed in his attempts on the life of a young man. Photo: Internet Source/ File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was about 12:30 PM today Saturday March 11, 2017 when it was reported that there was a confrontation close to a local scooter and car rental business in Road Town, the capital city, on the main island of Tortola.

According to information reaching our newsroom, one young man reportedly pulled a firearm on another, but luckily the gun jammed. No one was injured in the short incident.

Police, including the Commissioner Mr Michael Matthews went to the scene, at the scooter and car rental, and questioned the owner, along with others who may have witnessed the incident.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton told Virgin Islands News Online "There was a reported incident but no shots were discharged and no one was injured."

It is unclear if anyone has been picked up for using an unlicensed firearm. It is also our newsroom's understanding that the young man who the gun was pointed at had other attempts made on his life before.

70 Responses to “Another incident involving a gun in RT; No one injured”

  • SOB Gang. (11/03/2017, 16:16) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    Set'o'bullet gang keep frigging up and hotting up the Spot.
  • Hmm (11/03/2017, 16:20) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well the retaliation response is very quick bere but.... no one got hit so......
  • 762 racing team (11/03/2017, 16:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well i wonder what their next move will be
  • 21 21 21 21 (11/03/2017, 16:23) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who ever it is... ISSA CLOWNNNNNNN
  • Samuel L Jackson (11/03/2017, 16:40) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Enough is enough I'm tired of these mfing guns on these mfing streets
  • Ma ras!!! (11/03/2017, 16:40) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is not a black and white issue but one in the grey scale, Trick is a lucky man
  • ... (11/03/2017, 16:41) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    So I'm alive longer as the gun jammed, perhaps, my good luck may run out one day, so get close to Jehovah.
  • rock city (11/03/2017, 16:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jam ya say!
  • SMH (11/03/2017, 16:44) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    A gun, in a developed country, or the jungle of the BVI is a necessity, we done know they coming
  • dog (11/03/2017, 16:48) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    reminds me of the NDP jammed in to corruption
    • LOL (12/03/2017, 23:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That one didn't jam. Cronyism, nepotism, and all kind of isms with this gang called government
  • Xxx (11/03/2017, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    With prophecy to be fulfilled, is this world to get better? Violence comes in many other forms including by means of treachery. Can the young ones really be blamed?
    • humph (11/03/2017, 21:46) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply

      Prophecy my @$$ the older generations were a lot more lawless than the younger but the writers of history were such deceptive individuals they would have us believe otherwise. The world been horrible.

  • lulz (11/03/2017, 16:53) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
    not big shittte again
  • 187 (11/03/2017, 16:55) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Killers walk among us
  • Belonger With A Broad Perspective (11/03/2017, 16:56) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    My goodness...The place is too small for all this. Put the guns down for Christ's sake. I pray for the Virgin Islands on a whole to reduce the violence.
  • Skipped Death 5 (11/03/2017, 17:01) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ya bless FAM .....waever u do I want some too
  • LOL (11/03/2017, 17:25) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    That Haitian soap is the real deal lol
  • NO5 (11/03/2017, 17:26) Like (32) Dislike (11) Reply
    What concerns me is that all of our Representatives are silence. They should at least publicly condemn these crimes, give assurance to the public and even offer condolences. We can say all we want about the Police and how they are not doing anything but right now when something happens who do we run too? Criminals in this country have been made hero's too long. Politicians have been seen openly posing on face book with them..calling for certain laws to be changed thus allowing more drugs to fall the hands of our children. Now they are quiet. The Prime Minister of St Kitts was recently heard on radio condemning a gun related incident that occurred in that Federation. He assured the public that his Government will do all that is necessary to find those perpetrators and expressed his support for the Police. Where is the Governor? Where is the Premier? Where are the Rep for D1,D2D, D3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 ? The Police do not have a Crystal ball up there that they shake to see what happened when it does. We may not like them and all that but they along with the law abiding citizens of this country are all we have. We or our children could be just walking along the street and get hit by a bullet. For those of us who know who these people are and are saying nothing could happen to you or relative. Wouldn't you like someone to say who did?
    • @N05 (11/03/2017, 20:30) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      I don't know which is worst in this little place white collar crime or these violent outrages? Our load is heavy. Just as well the representatives stay quite.
      • @NO5 (12/03/2017, 13:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are correct - if only one of our fine upstanding representatives would condem this sort of thing then all the problems would go away!
        I, for one, are completly reassured when a legislator tells me that the Gov't will not rest until a criminal is caught - I am sure that no employee of the Govt is off work today, or will be off work on Monday, but will be doing everything they can to apprehend the criminals.
    • love for country (11/03/2017, 20:35) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      @NO5: I take it that VINO is the only media site that you read. The Premier has given a statement today condemning the violence in this country, the recent death by violence, expressing sympathy to the families, committing support to the police, and asking citizens and residents who may know information about these crimes to share the information with the police. Please check other online media sites. So, stop passing judgment without getting your facts first.

      This is not a time for nitpicking but a time for togetherness to tackle these vicious crimes which will affect us all!
    • KB (12/03/2017, 01:31) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      What difference would their voice make? NONE! So hya and keep politics out of this. A politician giving a sound bite don't mean a thing nor does it change anything.
  • Cow boy town (11/03/2017, 17:37) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's all about what we into. It's part of the choice both parties has chosen to live. Basically you will be find and shot dead. His BEST move will be telling the police the full runnings as after he's gone they have a positive lead. Regardless thee shooter will complete his task. Give your statement to the police and life to God.
  • please (11/03/2017, 17:57) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please let this weekend go by without anymore incident. Two people already lost their lives in a 24 hour span. Please people no more bloodshed.
  • ace (11/03/2017, 18:03) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply
    That obeah strong sah.
  • Agent T (11/03/2017, 19:05) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Not the top cop personally come look for he top informant. Wellsah parner u kno u goin jail how u gon carry cheese round them set a mice to bite lol
  • Aaron (11/03/2017, 19:07) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jesus, those guys need to be shut down. They are bad hombres
  • Real Talk (11/03/2017, 19:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    XXX am with you on that one
  • stop talk (11/03/2017, 19:27) Like (8) Dislike (45) Reply
    All this praying ayo talking about and still nothing ain't getting better. Please stop praying to the air.
  • wize up (11/03/2017, 19:49) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    all those millions being pumped into tourism and the lawlessness continues in the territory all that effort will be a waste of our tax money: we have very serious matters in our country that is not being addressed (the residents and the citizens of this territory have very valid concerns) and leader of the opposition main concern is money while the ruling party concern about tourists arrivals. say what you want(we only see law enforcement out in large numbers after a crime is committed)
    • @wizeup (11/03/2017, 23:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't know what's worse white collar crime or this because things tun up. The whole place lawless man.
      • wize up (12/03/2017, 06:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ @ wize up: only the poor man feels it(let me give you an example; the small man smoking a joint will be arrested and imprisoned while the person seeling the weed and the person importing the weed never gets arrested).....white collar criminals are a special interest group!!!!
  • zzzzzzzzzzz (11/03/2017, 20:11) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    Another reason why ndp must go
  • west end police (11/03/2017, 21:08) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's time that someone gets the backbone to tell our youths "No!." to guns and violence
    • wize up (12/03/2017, 06:31) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ west end police: don't be fooled those youth know that they are doing wrong. when some of us were growing up we had the elders to give us direction( understand this a mind is terrible thing to waste and a waste is terrible to mind)....I will get cuss again but the police have allowed those with dope and guns to take slowly over our country(I recall the days when had a vigorous stop and search program along the highways of this country)...these are the same highways now being used to kill and rob the law-abiding people of the British Virgin Islands
      • @wize up (12/03/2017, 09:28) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        While i agree with you on some things like the forgotten role of the police i can't help but point out the forgotten role of parents. Some parents are raising some very sick hurt broken children that grow up to be twisted adults. Its so funny bvi people expect the government to fix every problem and then cuss when nothing gets done. We are lazy greedy nation who feel entitled because we give a vote. We never think that we are the problem its always the government or the law. This island is one family by BLOOD and still we can't get along? Thank God for the expats scattered between us! The BVI is ill physically. cancer, diabetes eating us alive but instead of us being more responsible with our health we keep eating junk. Look around town at people as they walk by most of them could lose at least 10 pounds! You don't need the government for that. We sick mentally too. Big man troubling lil girl and the mother have it hide. Young man robbing people so he could get clothes and parts for his bike. Give him a job and after 1 day he dont come back. Seriously?
        • wize up (12/03/2017, 12:22) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink; I know parents who have gone beyond for their children: I grew up in the 60s and I can say without any doubt that this society have changed: I dont place the blame game BUT WE still more good and well mannered children in this territory that does causing problems: let keep the faith because good will always conquer over evil: the media will quickly run with criminals news:so many positive things happening in our country BUT to won't read those good and valuable stories....
  • Jack B Nimble. (12/03/2017, 06:28) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gun Jam. Some people got Angela following them protecting them. Better believe it..This is not the first person a good working gun Get Jammed on. It won't be the last... People need to start respecting each other in every way. ...asimple rule.... "Do not do onto a man what you do not want a man do onto you"
  • Seriously (12/03/2017, 09:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really think the owner of that business needs to think about relocating. He is not having much luck in that spot. The business is in the heart of town and so accessible but its always HOT
  • Who's in the lead? (12/03/2017, 09:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    St croix has 3 murders for the year. BVI now has 3 murders too. Domestic violence another story. Leh we see how these two match up at year end. Hopefully BVI still safer.
    • @ who's in the lead? (12/03/2017, 11:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      St. Croix has 60,000 people and the BVI has 30,000. So you go figure as it means BVI is in the lead
      • @@who's in the lead? (12/03/2017, 13:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        I dunno why they don't keep off a St. Croix. St. Croix damn near 100 sq miles. I see one on here talking about an incident way back in the 70's. But back then and in the 80's, there was a deep connection between Tortola and St. Croix and it was just as bad. St. Thomas up to 10 now and you think this pandemic not staining their tourism brand when there was a gunfight at a cemetery and a little girl lost her life due to a stray bullet? What about the one year old recently? St. Kitty's? We can go on and on unless we stand and call to action.

        We need to focus on finding the perpetrators of Frankie, Alston and Ashburn.

        I cry for my country.
  • slim (12/03/2017, 10:59) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's alarming to see such a beautiful small island being evaded with gun crimes. The COP needs a crime plan. Put officers to do foot patrols make your officers visible to the public not driving around in Ac. Three murders for the year is too much.
    • wize up (12/03/2017, 13:43) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ slim: I know that the presence of the police is a key tool to deter crime: I understand the police now sits and watch close circuit TV screens: when they do patrol the vehicle windows close and those patrolling under air-conditioned: the role of the police is 1(the prevention of crime) & 2(the detection of crime).when you happen to see the police out in public you know that the police are there simply because something just happen:I am not blaming the police BUT the police are responsible for the enforcement of laws in the through our capital now and count the number of police that you see on our public roads:when you heading to work every day, do yourself a favour and count the of law enforcement personnel you see along the public road of the British Virgin Islands
    • anoying (14/03/2017, 10:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      There was a police jeep parked nearby when the incident happened let they must no something
  • Johnny B (12/03/2017, 11:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    We need American help FBI ,CIA all the Punks who want to take our people out..All gun's coming from America ,the investigation should start from the root ,It's call prevention..Bvi don't manufacture guns but it seems like you can go One mart and by off the shelves..We lost Financial services we can't afford to lose Tourism Leaders stop the lip service and lead..To late to late shall be our cry..
    • Correct (12/03/2017, 15:05) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Jhonny B, I said the same thing. They should call in the National Guards or have some of the Police from America come in for a couple of months to help get things in order. Those American police will go toe to toe with the ones who is playing the thug and gangster games. Get those police here and watch how quiet this Island will be.
  • SOB (12/03/2017, 13:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo lucky bad and u need realized da fuc*
    God giving ayo a lot chances b , change ayo life , I still hear crying tear ova Mutty can't think about losing nomore of ayu
  • De obeah strong (12/03/2017, 14:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    But for how long ? This seems to be the order of the day. GOD GONNA FIND A WAY . The next time dem come out to play.
  • Words of wisdom (12/03/2017, 14:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Come to me if you want to live says Jesus Christ I will protect you.
  • Lily Ann (12/03/2017, 16:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    that Obeah strong sah
  • rock city (12/03/2017, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everything going be alright mom
  • Hmmm (12/03/2017, 17:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    They tried to cash him outside? How bout da lol
  • Zone 6 (12/03/2017, 21:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It puzzles me if Tarik ain't a C I
  • Turn your life to God young man before it too late (12/03/2017, 22:59) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    God on your side young man that not your time ❤️Trust God and lived
  • BRAG (18/03/2017, 00:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And he so DAM dumb .. that he probably walking around like "I have NINE lives "

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