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Scooter rider allegedly opens fire on vehicle in Horsepath

February 17th, 2018 | Tags: shooting Horsepath peebles hospital gun crime
Shots were heard in the area of Horsepath, Tortola this evening, February 17, 2018. Photo: Internet Source/File
HORSEPATH, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom indicate that there has been another shooting on the Virgin Islands’ main island, Tortola.

According to information received, shots were heard in the Horsepath area sometime before 9:45 P.M. today, February 17, 2018.

It is being reported that the shooter rode up on a motor scooter and opened fire on a vehicle.

Witnesses told the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) they were unaware as to which area in Horsepath the shots were fired.

It was reported that no one was injured but an ambulance was called to the scene.

Our newsroom is working on more details.

Only last night, February 16, 2018, a young man was shot while in the area of Horsepath, Tortola, and is now hospitalised.

A week ago, 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.

The frequency of gun crime continues from last year that saw the most deaths ever by shooting in the Virgin Islands.

63 Responses to “Scooter rider allegedly opens fire on vehicle in Horsepath”

  • DON Q (17/02/2018, 22:51) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Time For a police shake up
    • @Don Q (18/02/2018, 07:59) Like (37) Dislike (8) Reply
      You talking foolishness. While i agree the Police should do more they alone cannot solved the crimes in this territory. What about the victims? Those who survived attempts on their lives Don't you believe they knew who shot at them or at least gave an idea who did? Why aren't they talking ? Don't you believe that there are there people who know too? Ok I know "we don't trust the Police" lets boil in our ignorance . We are acting as if they have a crystal ball somewhere that they look into to see who are doing these shootings. We watch to much CSI on TV and believe all we see. If you do though you will notice that apart from the scientific methods used to solve crimes it is the people that come forward, victims, eyewitnesses and even family members who helped. The thing is we like to yap all day and do nothing. Bunch of cowards!!!! Hiding behind the notion that we dont trust the Cops. The Government do it die it it don't it is damn !!. So hear me lets sit around and wait our turn lets wait until it happens to us, to our children and then start to call for people to talk.
    • Your Right (18/02/2018, 08:22) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      These police here are jokers. That's why people behaving so. Only when something happens you see police presence. When things appear quiet you never see them. IT'S TIME TO STEP UP THEIR GAMES, CATCH PEOPLE AND STOP THIS BS POLICING.
  • chad (17/02/2018, 22:55) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Enough s enough to the powers that be u all want the island to rise up and take matters in their hands before you guys do something? One common factor here s scooters come on guys police minister d vote s not the most important factor here where r u guys we need leadership n help
    • To WOW (18/02/2018, 04:47) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is so true, scooters are being used for these shootings. From November in the West End shooting and nothing was done. Some people even suggested that maybe scooters should be banned at night after the same West End shooting. It's sad that even the death of an innocent child had no effect on society. Not to mention I believe they shot at the wrong people at West End that night and I hope someone comes forward with the truth cause I know people know who killed that innocent child.
      • NezRez (18/02/2018, 10:33) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply

        I am tired of this sh*t! Give the police guns and send them for training. Have the police driving those same scooters they confiscated to patrol day and night. Have police visible 24/7 so criminals will know they will get caught. Police presence should be seen constantly and not cruising around in cars with windows up and a/c and music going. Enough is enough and we deserve to have them earn their salaries and protect us. These punk criminals are reeking havoc on our island and when caught should have very stiff sentences and not a slap on the wrists. Parents are burying their children at an alarming rate here. GIVE THE POLICE GUNS AND 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE!!!!!!

    • In reality (18/02/2018, 20:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Blaming the police and govt. is like blaming a teacher when a child behaves bad in school. I am blaming these criminal minded young men for their own shallow, insensitive, heartless actions. I am calling on the mothers, wives and girlfriends, who see them with the guns, lie beside them smelling like marijuana, help them sell the cocaine, spend the damn blood money, help them hide the illegal scooters and YET YOU DO NOTHING, TIME TO TAKE ACTION. What goes around comes around. Upholder is worst than the theif.
  • sad (17/02/2018, 23:13) Like (53) Dislike (8) Reply
    This police force can't solve no crime it seem like only ticket they can give out? Band scooter riders n d nite 6 to 6 still this thing get sorted
    • Outlaw (18/02/2018, 18:14) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @sad, you are so right because it takes more than the police to solve crime, they surely cannot do it on there own and when they do get a little help and solve one, you the same people sit on a jury panel and let the same criminals off so what do you expect. All have a part to play here. It hurt my heart that when ever anything happens in these islands, persons like you have no meaningful contribution to make but to sit behind a phone or a computer and bash the police. What help are you offering, what are you doing to help rid the society of these crimes and criminals. All you good for is just sit, do nothing but cast blame. Please make a meaningful contribution
  • RealTalk (17/02/2018, 23:14) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lord send help. Everyday ? No man
  • crisis (17/02/2018, 23:15) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
    Haven't the People of Huntum's Ghut suffered enough? (August flood, Irma...)
    Please get these young scooter riding "gangsters" with guns OFF our streets! They are burying us all at a time when this Country needs to be rebuilt. Young men, trade the guns in for some tools and pitch in before it's too late. Please!

  • Truth (17/02/2018, 23:17) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    The streets seem like it gone on a all out war, from the young man got shot by the school I’m Baughers Bay it’s like every other day or week is guns blazing, I really want to know where these young men are getting these weapon from
    • Street reporter (18/02/2018, 02:04) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      The people have one question for commissioner. What shift your plain clothes detectives work and what do they do where do they hang out..Their Job is to go out reach out hang out collect Intel and act. Just not good enough to sit and wait for the phone to ring and when it doesn't ring you blame the citizens..
    • John bruder (18/02/2018, 02:56) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
      Them same police selling weapon
  • Island boy (17/02/2018, 23:19) Like (26) Dislike (27) Reply
    Police shake up you say.?The police officers them self look like children .the police force need more strong tall officers not these set of officers I seeing that if a 10 mph winds come the blow away. We don't need 3ft ah officers we need 6ft or taller. Whole force need to be properly put in place these are serious times some are in just for the money. Come up head cop wake up and hire some strong serious cops that look as they eating spinach and not corn flakes and milk.
    • :/ (18/02/2018, 00:05) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      You can only hire who’s interested in joining the police force .....
      • @:/ (18/02/2018, 07:48) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
        Total folly
        More than 3/4 the new hires are expats. Simply buy better imports then
    • Me (18/02/2018, 08:39) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
      Oh lawd I laugh so hard but it’s true. Look at those other country police officers they brough insuring Hurricane Irma , them officers huge and they serious. We have all shapes and sizes, some can’t even run because they too overweight. What happen to standards in the Police force? Is it because the locals too lazy to get themselves in shape and fitness? Check them expats in the force.... most of them are the better looking ones ( standards wise) COP bring back standards and forget about who from here or not. This is a crisis situation as I don’t feel safe being on the road at night. Look what we come up now. Smh
    • ha (18/02/2018, 16:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't forget the chubby ones...who can't run 10ft after a criminal!
  • like i said (17/02/2018, 23:23) Like (29) Dislike (6) Reply
    Put back on the doggone curfew
    • curfew? (18/02/2018, 06:43) Like (7) Dislike (20) Reply
      Stupid idea. Curfew?
    • Observer (18/02/2018, 09:33) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree the place to dark not enough street lights on the roads to light up the place. We need some kind of order these criminals using the darkness as a way to commit these shooting knowing that no one can see them coming or going.
  • Blessed (17/02/2018, 23:40) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    Father God I Pray You Bless these Young Man cover them under You Blood Lord. Heavenly Father Please Help Us to turn from Our wicked ways and Turn to You Lord. Please Confort and Bless the Hurting Family, Friends, Loved ones and Child.. Please Give Us all You Strength Lord and cover the entire BVI under Your Blood... We Love You Lord Jeremy
  • Just saying (17/02/2018, 23:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Island boy
    Seem like you still below 6 ft so you can't join
    Just saying...
  • Naive (18/02/2018, 01:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Commissioer , the governor, the government can't be blameless. The Force has the right people to do the Job but they have too much Square pegs in square holes...Sort that out..
  • Galloway (18/02/2018, 02:17) Like (7) Dislike (29) Reply

    When King Saul was preparing to go into war for the Kingdom of Israel, he sought the help of a witch so that they could summons the wisdom of the prophet samuel.

    Obviously, since King Saul was close to the Lord's heart, its does us no good by not using the power of spiritual observers of time. If he did it to help his people, who are we to turn our backs on magic?

    Have yall notice in the years when magic wasnt openly admonished by the church, our society flourished? Now we knock it and our society rots away.

    Clearly we ought to reconsider our position on it to stop these acts of senseless violence!
    • @Galloway (18/02/2018, 20:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to read the rest of the story! What happened to King Saul after he visited the witch of Endor? He lost his favour with God, he lost his mind, he lost his kingdom. As they say, "talk all"!
  • oh boy (18/02/2018, 04:56) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
    Mr island boy, just put your money where your mouth is. I can guarantee you that there are a lot of Police officers that looks waaaay better than you. Just keep sitting on you all behind and criticize. What ever you all have against Police only God know. Look at other departments for example. Some will catch a heart attack climbing a ladder. Stop hiding behind a computer and show your FAT ASS.
  • Virgin islette (18/02/2018, 07:36) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    People if this is true we are on the same path for another Irma-like storm.

    We need to learn from past and change our actions and our behaviors

    Lord knows if we have another disaster like that no one is going to help us in the wake of all these relief items that they sent that have been wasted or left to spoil

    I weep for us
  • Sue (18/02/2018, 07:44) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    I plee the blood of Jesus over Tortola people stop blaming the govt and the police these young men out there needs to stop what they need to do is stop motor bike riding for a while and let us see what happen can't you all see this s is a young man thing keep praying you all
    • @Sue (19/02/2018, 01:11) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yes, but those young men are carrying out the orders of which older men who do not want their hands dirty? It is always the lowest on down the food chain who suffers...they are young and dumb for not seeing what is really going on..just for a few pennies to live the rest of their short lives looking over their shoulders. those in charge need to find out who is at the top of all this.
  • . (18/02/2018, 07:58) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
    we need the UK army to come back here to help us with this
  • Nikki (18/02/2018, 08:09) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    By putting back the cerfew makes it easier to catch someone. Cause you know my a certain time this person would be home
  • Real Talk (18/02/2018, 08:10) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply

    If you all will give the police hints the crime will solve hold the red r@$$ and make him talk

  • ex-Cruzan (18/02/2018, 08:55) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply

    Maybe it's time to give the RVIPF a break so spend some money and hire a private military security firm like Academi(formerly Blackwater) to provide security patrols at night on Tortola. This company provides security in disaster-stricken areas according to their website. Hesse had Halliburton provide refinery security after Hugo and there was no looting or crime within their refinery during the 1989 hurricane season.
  • Hmm (18/02/2018, 09:12) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    This every night shooting thing is bad for business... We dont need need this especially now when we are trying to get ourselves back on our feet. You know who the gangs are... you know who the members are....You know where all of their respective 'turfs' are... what's the problem... If you dont want the blood on your hands then bring in a team to deal with them.
    • @ Hmm (18/02/2018, 10:27) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply

      What you expect. The CoP listen to intelligence from his r***t hand who only interest is in his own personal vendettas. He ain't publicize that the island had two gangs. Well both gangs gone and only now the island gone wild. The force need internal cleaning before the public will feel comfortable sharing the required information. CoP it's time to clean house and get rid of dead weight and recruit professionals who are fair and balanced. You were dealt a bad hand from the beginning but I applaud you for trying.

  • Turn to Jesus (18/02/2018, 09:36) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    not witchcraft that only last for a time. with God all things are possible.If only the people turn from their wicked ways He will forgive us of our sins and heal our lands. we need to genuinely turn to Christ not half way but wholly and holy turn to Him .As Mahatma Ghandi says I like Christ but I don't like Christians as they are so unlike Christ. Many are professing to be with the mouths but their hearts are saying something different. Many out there know what is going on and stay silent for many reasons now how are we going to go forward.All hands on deck please and now don't wait until it is too late and we are no more
  • Hmmm (18/02/2018, 09:41) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    I look and listen to alot of you and want the police to step up? How about we as a community do so as well, alot of us know who doing the crimes and the shooting but because they are "Family" we stay quite...So ya'll shut the hell up
  • Truth (18/02/2018, 09:43) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    After all the money the police have failed
  • chad (18/02/2018, 09:47) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    All of you calling for curfew sound like idiots... Is so bad your memory is that you forget people were being shot and killed during curfew too!? ... The problem is that we have a set of criminals here playing with for a long time because of who they for... hoping they gonna grow out of whatever they into; hoping they have a future. We cant wait on them no more we need to either lock them up or kill them off.
  • Letters (18/02/2018, 10:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anyone who want to come forward but is afraid should them send detailed letters to the police naming the criminals, where they live, clothes they wear and where they hang out. This could be the best way scared people can come forward with vital information. If I know anything, I will use this method because these punks will retaliate against innocent people trying to help bring criminals to justice.
  • mi (18/02/2018, 11:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Stop blaming the police (18/02/2018, 11:19) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stop blaming the police. Start looking at your children. The unruly ones you helped to raise. Check on who they are with, what they are doing. The ones you give scooters to and money to buy guns. The ones that are the products of your upbringing. Send them to work. Report them to the police if you can. Don't cry at their funeral when they get shot at and say the police didn't do anything. You the parent didn't do anything. You saw your child going wrong and left them on their own.
  • wize up (18/02/2018, 11:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Joke business: these guys continue doning a set of fu($ up in here simply because they know the possibility of running into police is very slim; persons driving on the highway at night without lights, again most of them do so because chance of being stop by police are second to none: good policing far more that residents calling into a police sataion to share information: this series of gun violence happening right in the mouth of the police: I have absolutely nothing again police but any which way you want to point your finger something is very wrong: you hardly see any police on the streets in a court less than 30 square miles and that’s shameful: I know something gone wrong I grew up the as a young fellow back in the mid 60s far less police and crime free: those how wants to get vex and play the blame I am challenging you count the number of police in this little as you make you way to work each and every day: I know we have police because about ten of them shows after the crime already committed.....then it’s the residents and citizens that must share inform,get out there police: the police are tasked with executing the law of this little: the fire department are responsible to deal with fires:( let from you “outlaw....and Mr Outlaw I am not from St Kitts or do I fix fridges...when you Jerry to deal with him) but all folly aside what can unarmed citizens/ residents do agains some fool on a bike with a high powered weapon)
  • story (18/02/2018, 11:50) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even If Curfew Come Back On A Killer Going Still Do What They Plan To Do What They Need To Do is Bring Back In The Military And The Caribbean Police Not A Mouse Had Know How To Shoot When All Them Was Here When Irma Had Just Pass They Wait Until Majority And “Curfew” Was Extended To Start Up Eh.
  • Townson, Maryland (18/02/2018, 11:58) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    I remember growing up on Tortola. After moving to the States, I would always tell my coworkers Tortola was the ideal place to live after retirement. Every year my kids would visit because I want them to know and experience my/their culture. My kids is now afraid to visit because they are afraid that something is going to happen to them in Tortola.
    • wize up (18/02/2018, 17:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Townson Maynard: how sweet it was: I making 60 so know how my country used to be but wow!!! What a drastic change: recall the days sitting by the Sunday morning well while reading daly news all gathered by that well, will die laughing at what was on going next door, but we have the same criminal conduct riight in BVI: there is only department in this territory that have the task to ensure law and order is maintained, the protection and preservation of life(we all should share info with the police): after sharing info with the police we must however sit back and wait on them to prosecute: at the end of the day you dear not take the law into your own hand because you will subjected to prosecution......bring back those road blocks: I have the feeling the police we have here now are more fearful of the scooter riders.......we need a greater presence of the police on our public to send the message to those young punks.....all police goes through firearm training
  • solution (18/02/2018, 12:54) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    They have super cop on 8 to 4 shift harassing law abiding ppl why they dont put him to the nite shift to ticket the bad guys? Since them oversaes police left they stop seach and y s only 8 to 4 the police want to search? Y happen to nite? Something very wrong. Cop stop play games with ur seniors n hold them accountable. U r d one look n bad.
    • Boo (18/02/2018, 16:58) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      YOu ain't see the size of his gut? Its only hapless motorists at the roundabout he able with hassling.
      • Come on (18/02/2018, 18:33) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        @Boo, that was not so necessary. You did not have to take it so far by snapping on the man's stomach.
  • WTF (18/02/2018, 14:10) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Take these scooters off the road. The people are not using them for joy riding. They are using them to commit murders.
  • Stop It (18/02/2018, 14:27) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leaders wake up. Start by arming ALL police officers. Then carry out raids on homes during day and night especially on the scooter riders and other people they hang out with.
  • Dese men nar think (18/02/2018, 15:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    with their brains but their fingers.I wonder how many are sent and been paid to kill and murder our people or seeking revenge.Remember pay day is coming
  • sorry (18/02/2018, 15:42) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    I am going to say this and I know a lot of people is going to be passed but guess what, I am keeping it real. Yes, Tortola had its share of petty crimes. However, the problem started and got worse when the people from down Island started migrating to Tortola. Most of the youths committing these senseless crimes are children of down Island parents. Any Country will allow the ones that is a problem to leave. Perfect Example, when Carter allowed the Freedom Floatilla from Cuba to America, Fidel Castro only allowed the criminals and the people that was of no use to Cuba to leave.
  • Dont get it twisted (18/02/2018, 18:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have to stop the police bashing.If there are dirty cops on the force, they will be oust soon.
  • Lily Ann (18/02/2018, 20:31) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    You double cross someone, you get taken out ... simple ... aint nothing Police can do !!! .. Once theres a Hit on your head, no one can shake it off . Even if you get arrested for a possession of a gun, someone else will take over the hit !!!! Live the Life, Die the Life !!!!
  • Raid (18/02/2018, 21:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police commissioner I charge you to bring this gangs wars to north otherwise all hell will broke lose in Tortola gang war will take over BVI. Lord have mercy
  • your BVI Neighbor slightly south of you (19/02/2018, 01:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goats have's your "Children". we get called enough derogatory names, your off springs are not animals so you and others making comments please use the noun "Children".

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