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Beef Island shooting victim recovering well- Source

- Kareem A. Durante aka ‘Blocker’ discharged from hospital
Virgin Islander Kareem A. Durante aka ‘Blocker’ suffered a gunshot to the back which allegedly exited his body. Photo: Team of Reporters
Photo taken earlier in the afternoon at the social event on Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on May 16, 2016. According to reports, there were still a number of people on the beach at the time of the shooting. Photo: Provided
Photo taken earlier in the afternoon at the social event on Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on May 16, 2016. According to reports, there were still a number of people on the beach at the time of the shooting. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The man who was shot while at a social event at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on May 16, 2016 has been discharged from hospital and is said to be recovering well.

Virgin Islander Kareem A. Durante aka ‘Blocker’, 28, of Belle Vue on the main Island of Tortola, suffered a gunshot to the back, which allegedly exited his body, a story first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online.

Following the shooting, Durante was taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Peebles Hospital with damages to the lungs and liver as a result of the gunshot.

Sources close to the family of Durante have since confirmed that the injured man has since been discharged from Peebles Hospital and is on the road to recovery.

The incident, which had occurred sometime around 9pm at a social event that was headlined by a popular local band, also resulted in a female being injured as persons rushed for cover following the shooting.

“Upon hearing the shots the crowd scattered, causing a girl to fall and got trampled on. She too was taken to hospital but seems to be coming around,” a source had told this newsroom.

It is not clear the condition of the girl who was reportedly injured.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton had confirmed the shooting and said investigations were ongoing, however, it is unclear whether anyone was arrested or charged.

See link to related story: http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/udate-kareem-a-durante-aka-blocker-identified-as-shooting-victim

14 Responses to “Beef Island shooting victim recovering well- Source”

  • rattie (28/05/2016, 10:01) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is good news
  • BlkPanDa (28/05/2016, 10:10) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Catch yuh self Big Dawg, minor set back 4 Major Come Back
  • Nice (28/05/2016, 10:55) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply

    safe recovery, with your fine a.. lol.

    • ???? (28/05/2016, 15:00) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Girl you Cray, Cray. Don't take a lot to see where your head is at.
  • bvi (28/05/2016, 11:32) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up to the surgeons snd staff of Peebles Hospital.
    Ayo large
  • Truth (28/05/2016, 12:42) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Safe recovery. My main concern is the retaliation. Please let the police do their job and assist them. Life and freedom ain't worth pride and hood wars. I am glad you doing good blocker.
  • one eye (28/05/2016, 13:40) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    LONG LIVE BLOCKER
  • ok (28/05/2016, 13:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    He made it through, now he have to sit back and see he was given a second chance. Like the blogger said, no retaliation and that street justice S#%t.
  • well me bwoy (28/05/2016, 14:16) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    You could have been dead but God saved your life for a reason. Give your life to him wholeheartedly and serve him with all your heart. He was there for you in your time of trouble son now it's time to serve him and don't look back.
  • police (28/05/2016, 17:23) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    d good book say you live by d sword and you shall die by the sword.
  • Truth (29/05/2016, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    that is so true
  • bvi (29/05/2016, 22:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fed up of seeing these posts on EVERY blasted news site


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