UPDATE: Frankie J. Fahie identified as shooting victim
Mr Fahie, who lived for years on Zion Hill, was a resident of Long Trench, on the main island of Tortola, at the time of his death.
The deceased was reportedly operating a bar in the Long Look area and was robbed by a gunman. It is unclear if there were accomplices. It is also reported that a patron of the bar was also robbed of cash.
Mr Fahie, who is also a fisherman, was rushed to Peebles Hospital, the main public medical facility in Road Town; however it is reported that he died in surgery.
He is survived by his wife and five children, four daughters and one son.
This is the first homicide for 2017 as crime in the Virgin Islands continues to skyrocket, particularly gun crime.
The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online convey our condolences to Mr Fahie’s immediate family and other loved ones.
See previous story published Janaury 7, 2017
Man fatally shot in alleged Long Look robbery
A man was reportedly shot during a robbery in Long Look on the main island of Tortola last night, January 6, 2017.
Reports are that the man was rushed to Peebles Hospital for surgery but succumbed to his injuries.
The fatal shooting and robbery reportedly took place at a bar.
Virgin Islands News Online has the name of the individual shot and killed but will withhold it at this time.
We will bring more details as they become available.