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Reports of gunshots heard in area of Ellis Thomas Downs

- Police said they found nothing
February 27th, 2018 | Tags: gunshots reports gun crime crime wave killing
There has been a wave of shootings and reported shootings this month on the main island, Tortola. Photo: Internet Source/File
There have been reports of gunshots fired in the area of Sea Cows Bay, around Ellis Thomas Downs, the famous horse racing facility on Tortola, around 10:52 P.M. last night, Monday February 26, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
There have been reports of gunshots fired in the area of Sea Cows Bay, around Ellis Thomas Downs, the famous horse racing facility on Tortola, around 10:52 P.M. last night, Monday February 26, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents through-out the Territory are on edge following a month of guns, crimes and deaths.

It was last night Monday February 26, 2018 around 10:52 P.M. that many residents claimed they heard gunshots fired in the area of Sea Cows Bay, around Ellis Thomas Downs, the famous horse racing facility on Tortola.

Three residents confirmed to our newsroom they heard the shots.

However, senior sources of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force told our newsroom that they also got the report from an “anonymous” caller, but they checked and found nothing.

Around the same time last night, police officers were in the area doing strategic “stop and search”, according to the same senior police source.

Guns, crime & deaths in February

There was a wave of shootings and reported shootings this month on the main island, Tortola. The shootings began on February 6, 2018 when a male was shot near the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baughers Bay.

Then on Saturday February 10, 2018, two Virgin Islanders, 24 year old Clevaughn Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens, were shot to death in the area of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.

On February 16, 2018, a young man was shot while in the area of Horsepath, Tortola, and had to be hospitalised. The following night, February 17, 2018, shots were reportedly fired in the same area, Horsepath, but no one was injured.

On February 18, shots were heard in the area of Baughers Bay; however, police came up empty handed when they responded to the reports.

And then on Tuesday February 20, 2018 a residential house located in the Manchester Estate area, on the main island of Tortola, was the target of gunfire. No one was injured.

9 Responses to “Reports of gunshots heard in area of Ellis Thomas Downs”

  • yo lie (27/02/2018, 12:31) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    They were not doing stop and search...They were looking for the missing old lady.
  • LOL (27/02/2018, 12:48) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    just getting the gun ready for the next shoot out
  • wize up (27/02/2018, 12:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    this gun shot thing !!!!
  • miss (27/02/2018, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shots were fired in horse path Saturday as well
    • wize up (27/02/2018, 18:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Miss: how things going these dayz, I will have to open a store which sells bulletproof garments: it’s just shameful how the radicals upsetting the roots:
  • True (27/02/2018, 14:01) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    whats the territory got to do with anything people on Tola might be but no other island has this problem, its Tortola that brings the BVI down not raises it up and the only time Tortola is mentioned by itself is when something good is happening, then there is no mention of the territory or the BVI, Tola you can keep it!
  • Jumpy (27/02/2018, 16:48) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    No relevance to Sea Cows Bay....some fool driving thru the hills squeezed shots in the air. They always look for quiet areas to clear their rusty nozzle.


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