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Man shot in Horsepath

The scene of the fatal shooting on February 10, 2018. There was a shooting in Horsepath on February 16, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- There have been reports of another shooting on the main island of Tortola, just a week after two males were gunned down in the capital city, Road Town.

According to information reaching this newsroom, the incident took place before 10:00 P.M. on February 16, 2018 in the area of Horsepath.

Some four shots were reportedly fired. The injured man was rushed to hospital.

It is unclear who did the shooting or the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police have since confirmed a man was shot.

"I can confirm there was a shooting incident last night in Horsepath. One male is being treated at Peebles Hospital for injuries sustained," Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton stated today, February 17, 2018.

Our newsroom is working on getting the full name of the man shot.

It was on Saturday February 10, 2018 that two men were killed by gunfire in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS). The men were identified as 24 year old Clevaughn Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens, both Virgin Islanders.

17 Responses to “Man shot in Horsepath”

  • Eagle Eye (17/02/2018, 08:20) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    Light up the streets so sombody can see who these DARKNIGHT SHOOTERS are.
    • concerned citizen (17/02/2018, 08:52) Like (55) Dislike (3) Reply
      Parents, in this community these boys are still living with you. Get them, please. Please search their doggone rooms and vehicles and turn in these weapons to the police. They are getting braver and may come take them out of your house next. Be proactive. It is parents fault thsee boys are behavjng like this. Hug them. Admonish them. P-R-A-Y with and for them. Repent. God will help you. He will help us.
    • wake up (17/02/2018, 13:46) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    • Capt. (17/02/2018, 22:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Very true light up the streeta
  • Just another day (17/02/2018, 08:29) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    in Paradise. This all we hear everyday nothing positive for our youngsters to look up to. we then go about our business as if nothing occur until it hit us in our own living rooms.Enough is enough something got to be done not later but now now now. Pls the authorities that be it need more lights and CCTVs
  • karma (17/02/2018, 08:30) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    This seems to be a normal thing now. I just pray that another innocent child will not have to die. I think if people spoke up and gave up the names of the KILLERS, at least the police will get them off the streets or maybe even street justice will be given. I still can't understand how an innocent child was killed in such a brutal manner and yet nobody wants to talk
  • bring back the curfew (17/02/2018, 08:33) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply
    BEFORE shootings.....AFTER CURFEW.....5 shootings and counting
    • Common Sense (17/02/2018, 12:06) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      People were still getting shot while the curfew was on... the truth is, nothing will stop the shootings because regular citizens are walking around with more guns than most of the police... how can they combat against them?
  • Just Woke (17/02/2018, 08:35) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    This the break the police need. He is not dead. Hope he talks. He either knows who shot him or has a good idea. These shooting are no more than 2 to 3 people doing them...
    • concern (17/02/2018, 11:12) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      You would think so, but the victims are not talking and taking the law into their own hands... I stress again, dead man can't talk - so to live another day - start talking
  • Coolio (17/02/2018, 13:25) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    This place is becoming a gangsters paradise
  • See (17/02/2018, 14:21) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lets stop making excuses for the little druggie punks.
  • wize up (17/02/2018, 15:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Leadership failure.......

    Church leadership F+

    Political Leadership F-

    Social Leadership F

    Law enforcement(police) F-

    Immigration E+

    Customs D+

    Education system B-
  • Scatter shots (17/02/2018, 17:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Put back on the curfew
  • streets (17/02/2018, 21:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    god lord ayo stop it na mon we bringing down our island soon nobody will want to come here we just making things harder for us stop the crime people stop these murdering
  • @wize up (18/02/2018, 15:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You did not grade the parent who are to train them and take them to church, but you grade everyone else who has no direct responsibility for these children. You are either part of the problem or clueless.
    • wize up (18/02/2018, 18:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ wize up: just for your understanding: a child can’t raise a child: I don’t play the blame games so please take seat with your level of conversation: we have more churches in BVI and look at the state of the territory: in most instances children spends more time in a school setting than the home setting: I grew in the days when the village raise the child(how you get the point)....the problem in my country these days most folks busy chasing after that dollar: no one have time to sit and listen to our youth ask any one you voted for when last they had a town hall meeting with the people more so the young......

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