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St Kitts Deputy PM’s home comes under gunfire

March 10th, 2017 | Tags:
Deputy Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, the Hon Shawn K. Richards was not hurt in the shooting incident. Photo: St Kitts & Nevis Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts-Home of Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Shawn K. Richards was shot at in the early hours of Friday morning, March 10, 2017 leaving damage to his vehicle and home, according to someone in the area.

The Observer understands that around 4:00 AM on Friday, unknown assailants fired multiple gunshots at the home of the government official in Crab Hill, Sandy Point and, while no one in the house was hurt, the car of the Deputy Prime Minister was significantly damaged.

Speaking with a member of the community, they indicated that they didn’t hear the shots but noted that they had been informed about the incident from another family member.

He stated that the main road in that area was subsequently blocked off and motorists had to use secondary streets to pass through the Sandy Point community.

Police have since; however, confirmed that the incident took place at the home of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The release stated that the Police responded and observed damages to the home and his vehicle, consistent with gunshots and that Richards and other family members who were at home at the time of the incident were not injured.

Officers from District “B”, the K-9 Unit and the Special Services Unit (SSU) responded.  Technicians from the Forensics Services Unit processed the scene and collected items of evidential value.

District B Commander Superintendent Lionel Moore, called on the public’s assistance in the matter, stating it was a rather “troubling incident.”

5 Responses to “St Kitts Deputy PM’s home comes under gunfire”

  • vex (10/03/2017, 22:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad
  • Sugar (11/03/2017, 21:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Has democracy so broken down that none of us are required to respect laws and legal directives wth which we don't agree?
  • Luvz (13/03/2017, 20:50) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is rather troubling to say the least. We are living in a lawless age/generation.These are really perilous times. May God have mercy.
  • de silent one (14/03/2017, 06:49) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's very sad to hear, regardless of party affiliation. We should not allow the lawless behavior from any criminal group to be directed at our politician/members of government. Totally unacceptable and should be dealt with in the most urgent and severe way.
  • He was once the Prince. (07/04/2017, 06:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Young people in Sandy Point has been complaining for long about the disappointment and the lies this politician been feeding them...This a guy before he was in power the people would have given their life for...How power change people..

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