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UPDATE: Man charged in connection with shooting outside UP’s

- Trent Harrigan charged for allegedly shooting Kani Hazell on June 7, 2015
Kani Hazell (in photo) was shot to the head outside of UP's Cineplex on Sunday June 7, 2015. The injured man is said to be recovering well. Photo: Team of Reporters
The shooting incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of UP's Cineplex in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
The shooting incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of UP's Cineplex in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have charged a man in connection with the shooting incident outside of UP’s Cineplex in the early morning hours of June 7, 2015.

Trent Harrigan, 26, of Slaney Hill was charged this morning, June 8, 2015 with attempted murder on a man, who Virgin Islands News Online can confirm is Kani Hazell.

“The man wounded in the incident is at Peebles Hospital in critical condition. Officers are asking for more members of the victim’s family to come forward so that they can be informed on his condition,” a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force stated.

Details surrounding the incident are still unclear therefore Police are asking persons who were around the area at the time of the incident or prior to the incident to come forward. Persons who were present can contact the Major Crime detectives directly by calling 368-5682.

Meanwhile, a close friend of Hazell said he is recovering, having undergone surgery at the Peebles Hospital.

The friend also disclosed that Hazell was shot to the head and had undergone surgery on Sunday.

"My friend is a lucky man. I don't know who did that but like they got beef with my boy," he added. "But he was talking which means he is going be good. He is not critical like some people chatting," the close friend of Hazell disclosed to this news site.

See story published June 7, 2015

Man shot in vicinity of UP's

Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a man was shot outside of UP's Cineplex early this morning, June 7, 2015.

It is not clear exactly what part of the body or how many times the man may have been shot but, according to reports, the victim was bleeding badly.

He was subsequently rushed to Peebles Hospital.

"Yes, I can confirm that one person was taken to Peebles Hospital following a shooting incident outside UP's Complex early this morning," Police Information Officer, Diane Drayton told Virgin Islands News Online moments ago.

This news site will bring you more details as they come in.

82 Responses to “UPDATE: Man charged in connection with shooting outside UP’s”

  • Just saying.... (07/06/2015, 08:29) Like (46) Dislike (152) Reply
    Crime up under ndp
    • Hmm (07/06/2015, 08:55) Like (120) Dislike (16) Reply

      you would have been the jack @$$ to say that! You need to encourage unity for this country instead from bringing politucs into this...

      • Thinking man (07/06/2015, 10:31) Like (31) Dislike (47) Reply
        Where the hell is the gun control legislation that NDP promised us.

        How long does it take to pass a law. It did not take long for them to legislate away our freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. But they did NOTHING to to help the crime situation Three and a half years and crime is Neglected!! Three and a half years and the crime rate is UP. Now they want our vote again. Strupps!!! Dr Smith has FAILED.
        • what (07/06/2015, 11:53) Like (64) Dislike (8) Reply

          The law has already been passed idiot. Try paying attention to issues in your country and you wont make yourself look lije an @$$ asking foolishness. And regsrds to timing it takes a long time to pass legislation because once enacted it affects us all for a long time to come. We need to embrace knowledge and not ignorance.

          • Thinking man (07/06/2015, 13:03) Like (32) Dislike (20) Reply
            Was waiting for your response your fool.

            The BILL was passed just before your party dissolved the house. This has done NOTHING for crime in the past three and a half years. That was just another after thought and a BAND-AID to make it appear that NDP is doing something. A BAND-Aid like all the work that is happening now and will STOP as soon as Monday passes.

            Crime Rate has risen under NDP. This is something that they have been trying to keep quiet. They were too busy looking after themselves, to have time to look out for the people who put them in there. Dr Smith has FAILED.
            • LOL (07/06/2015, 13:33) Like (44) Dislike (7) Reply
              Dude, whether it was passed or not, what that have to do with someone shooting someone? NDP look like robocop? Can you, kind sir, detect crime. Man, are you ignorant. Didn't know depending on what government was in, people wouldn't shoot others. Or buy guns illegally. Lol, grow up. Election time gets to everyone's heads these days.
        • hell (07/06/2015, 16:01) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
          yall stop yall stupidness everything yall brining up politics for shite! man






          stop with yall politics
    • Really? (07/06/2015, 09:08) Like (30) Dislike (23) Reply

      You got to be a stone cold idiot. All y'all who blaming these parties for crime need a lick over Ayo heads. Foolishness. Bull$%^&. Nonsense. I have to question whether you have a brain or not because its beyond ridiculous to blame NDP for this.

      • I (07/06/2015, 11:05) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
        Really you right. Regardless of the legislation ignorant people is who kill people not the Government nor gun.
        • Criminal (07/06/2015, 13:52) Like (37) Dislike (7) Reply
          The NDP government has endorsed it by testifying for the accused culprits in court. A government that is strongly against such actions would not beg the courts for mercy for these offenders. If they do the crime, let them do the time.
    • Fed Up (07/06/2015, 09:28) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      I know you talking crap
    • @Just Saying (07/06/2015, 10:07) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
      Really..mow tell me what the hell politics have to do with this
    • @ Just saying (07/06/2015, 10:56) Like (16) Dislike (35) Reply
      The school children them say is the VIP youth rally cause it. I pray the young man pull through...
    • talk bring talk (07/06/2015, 21:51) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      Don't be foolish when VIP was in power it still had crime so crime ain't gone up under no NDP please stop it
    • Waa (08/06/2015, 23:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Just saying....- crime up under yur MS boss
    • Hmm (09/06/2015, 15:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      and the government still in! stop this foolishness buh under NDP government !
  • pancho (07/06/2015, 08:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seize the time.
  • Scary Mary (07/06/2015, 08:32) Like (44) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good lord. Prayers and well wishes go out to the young man and his family.

    When will the idiocy end?
  • wize up (07/06/2015, 08:33) Like (43) Dislike (2) Reply
    put down them gun
  • Oh No (07/06/2015, 08:37) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just sad....why my people why...young lives going down the drain..
    • please (07/06/2015, 09:40) Like (24) Dislike (10) Reply
      It will continue for as long as the barely skilled and educated black boys and girls stop breeding and bringing children into this world that them cant afford nor want.
  • ? (07/06/2015, 08:41) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    .......and so it begins.
  • lord-o (07/06/2015, 08:42) Like (52) Dislike (12) Reply
    These fxxxxing people---fxxxxxing up the place----I am tired of it------Gun shooting Crime, send them England to serve their 25 years.----same way America got federal crime we need the same for gun shooting.
    • tooth&claw (09/06/2015, 09:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why send them to England where they can learn how to become real [cough] G's, and why burden the people living in England with the cost to send them to criminal school...? Its Tortola's problem, let RVIP deal with it if they can.
  • Dulcina (07/06/2015, 09:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree!!
  • ! (07/06/2015, 09:15) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope who ever gets elected realizes the real problems going on here. And does something about all these illegal guns !!
  • neutral (07/06/2015, 09:16) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply

    Right after the jam session so don't blame NDP people. 

  • Crimestopper (07/06/2015, 09:33) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply

    Mehson this must be a serious sign. can anyone honestly say **********************is a good rep for the youths and town boys around the block? This is our town centre we don't need shady people running it. Vote out corruption. Open your eyes people of the Virgin Islands do not let our country down get our young people away from *******. God bless these Virgin Islands that the right decision is made. Wake up people wake up the sign is there.

    • wize up (07/06/2015, 22:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ crime stoppers; tell your friends and family report the crime; Dont mind who in office we continue having crime stop casting blame: some persons just looking easy money; old people use to say; so shall a man live so shall he die.........
  • neutral (07/06/2015, 09:40) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come on people stop the nonsense of blaming parties for the crime people in this country doing.This is real no game playing we need for our young men to stop the violence.
    • Crimestopper (07/06/2015, 11:05) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Once their are lack of respect for our people and culture there will be crime. It start with our leaders it start in the house of assembly. We are a people of principle pride respect. BVI politics being demoralized. The worst is yet to come if we the people don't stand up for the principles our forefathers build this country on. Vote to restore our BVI. Take a stand this election. Are you the one to set an example?
      • No (07/06/2015, 22:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        it starts in the home. Parents need to train, teach, and be role models for ther children. It is not the politician's job to nuture your children. It is your job! Stop the blame game!~ Train up your children in the right way. That means you must be right. You must know right! You must do right. Take up your responsibility for your children and stop blaming otherS! STOP IT RIGHT NOW OR YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANY CHANGES. ALL THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO IS DLOCK THEM UP WHEN THEY BREAK THE LAW. i AM TIRED OF THIS IGNORANCE.
  • LOL (07/06/2015, 10:01) Like (100) Dislike (2) Reply
    As long as police keep droping charges for who dem want, this going to keep happening, lol
    • police (07/06/2015, 12:43) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
      Police don't drop charges, your damn c***t
      • LOL (07/06/2015, 13:00) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
        U got to b a police, my comment burn u f.... Pig, dem dont drop charges, but them go after who dem want huh!!! N provide the evidence for who them, think we stupid out here fool!!!
        • see? (07/06/2015, 14:55) Like (3) Dislike (24) Reply
          To lol it is people like you that contributes to some of these negative behaviours...god help you if you have kids. Bet you speak that way to and around them. I wonder..are you the parent who go to a certain school who I heard complaining to an official that his parents curse him regularly?
    • Kolee (07/06/2015, 15:05) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
      Well sorry for all who give you a thumbs up for the comment. It is quite unfortunate that you're still uninformed about the justice system in the BVI. For all those who support this assertion let it be known that the DPP office prosecute matters at the courts. The files are handed over to them for their expertise, they argue each case before magistrates, judges and jurors accordingly. If you're gonna blame an agency ensure it is at the correct one.
    • Ruff man (08/06/2015, 15:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Since when police drop charges?
  • Oh No (07/06/2015, 10:07) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    We can’t always put blame on the parents, government, schools/ teachers, churches, society.. While some do try their outmost best, Some kids nowadays are just difficult to handle, times are changing, the world is not what and how it used to be ten twenty years ago.. The whipping in schools and homes has stopped, community members cant talk to kids if they see them doing wrong, the foods we eat have us ragging like bulls, the television programs we watch, have our minds all corrupted and confused…man wants to be woman, woman wants to be man…it’s just a sad state…..my heart is aching for theses young kids…I am a mother of a young man, twenty plus years, and I tell you if his toe hurts, mine hurts too…when I talk to him, he would be like, mom here you go with your lectures again…I would respond, am not lecturing you my son, am just talking to you….this world is a crazy place we live in…here today gone tomorrow…
  • wow (07/06/2015, 10:07) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prosecutor just drop gun charges against a young man and fined him $500.00 for ammunition do u really think they want this to stop ,when u want something to stop you do what is necessary to stop it ,we will continue to be our worst enemy because of our special interests
  • Hmmm (07/06/2015, 10:38) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    They ain't going to learn till they set a curfew for Tortola wait and see it going to turn just like America when clubs close 2:00 am wait for it
  • Yes I (07/06/2015, 11:11) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's go. What is causing crime is young people (some) don't have minds of their own. They want live up to street credibility and follow what they see in Hollywood. Children rearing children, fathers neglecting their kids, mothers leaving kids home to go party or do them self. When you remove these core essentials like church and society looking out for each other this is the outcome. A poor mother got to hold she belly this morning for her youth. This is not just the police problem this is our problem as a country. It is we who are on the international arena, it's us they point the finger at. It's time we cd together de man to fix this problem . Laws only deal with 10% of the issue; the remainder can only be dealt with if we as a community take a stance. When are we all going to stand up against this kind of evil ?
    • son of the soil (07/06/2015, 15:29) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply

      How can the community take a stand when our leaders are creating a culture of disrespect and ignorance and we accepting it? It's ok for our leaders to be telling people get the f*** out my face, it's ok to be cussing and carrying on. It takes a good leader to build a strong community!! You probably one of the few person willing to take a stand.

  • Polishit (07/06/2015, 11:46) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Anger management need to be taught in our high School---these young people get angry for every little thing.. And talk about violence-- Why?--We have to show them a better way to deal with disagreement.
  • Ah Voter (07/06/2015, 11:46) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Its amaizing how some aspiring candidates cant speak about
    gun crimes.

    Only in the BVI
  • Politics (07/06/2015, 12:42) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    I think some people in the BVI just stupid how can you put politics into this. Yes they promised a gun violation but first you have to find the guns. Smh people bring politics into everything (small minded)
  • zbc (07/06/2015, 13:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    NDP ndp my foot .Everything is politics why don't you guys just teach your kids how to wlk away instead of proving points .run today to live to see tomorrow
    • But (07/06/2015, 18:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Then say the beef started from VIP jam! Instead them do something productive wa dem a do! Rebelious music and alcohol! It contributed to de outcome!
  • .......... (07/06/2015, 14:06) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ndp has not lift a finger to fight crime
  • lets (07/06/2015, 14:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Praying for the family ............please people forget about politics another young life has gone down the drain . so sad
  • As I said (07/06/2015, 14:45) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    I was at a certain medical complex recently when two well dressed young men walked in. Their dress and hair style were emasculated. Their shoe and jewels were expensive. Had it not been for a prisoner officer with them,one would have thought that they were celebrities with a bodyguard and not prisoners. I do believe that anyone regardless should be given humane treatment but when our prison is like a hotel and criminals are celebrated,there is nothing to cause our young men to think before they act. As parents,citizens and residents,we all have a part to play if this territory is to remain a safe place. It should not be left to teachers,politicians or the police to make this happen.
  • Really? (07/06/2015, 15:11) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    As I Said you sound so stupid why you don't go jail and see what's really going on up their bu hotel hmm if you only knew.....
    • Cell 7 (08/06/2015, 13:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      To Really? I have been there. It not really a 4 star..more like a three but its ran like one.
  • yow yow (07/06/2015, 15:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Only a FOOL could like that comment with Dr.Smith name in it....only God could STOP crime Y'all @$$3$

  • 101 (07/06/2015, 16:19) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    You think a man going to get shot a man for no reason, for every action theirs a reaction, stop troubling people and playing bad, a lot more men going to get gun down because they think they bad, humble yourself
  • 123 (07/06/2015, 17:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    so sad I fell for his mom now this is two of Ms. hazel sons
  • jack (07/06/2015, 17:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's time to pray for our young people. It's time to love this country and do the right thing every one have a role to play .no more death in Tortola let's stay conected in praying for one another in jesus name amen all churches needs to start to pray for peace in bvi ,
  • Uh huh (07/06/2015, 18:10) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why everyone blaming government or the police?? The ONLY ones to blame for crime in the BVI is YOURSELVES!!!! It is how the child is raised (or isn't) that is responsible for this crap. It use to be "It takes a village to raise a child", now it's "The whole village is idiots". You reap what you sow.
  • life after death (08/06/2015, 09:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    i hope he live buddy
  • to thinking man (08/06/2015, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You dumb or something even if u implement a gun control or any law enforcememt with gun does that stop me from taking my gun an shooting u sttps u want the police to know everything like yeah this person look like they have a gun lets lock them up stfuif the culprit is cought he will b penalized
  • Hmm (08/06/2015, 13:46) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tola police is garbage everybody know who did it he did not even wear ah mask them charge the wrong man the shooter done gone back Trinidad long time.... I don't know why these police keep charging man with no evidence smh.......
  • hm (08/06/2015, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pull through my dear!
  • Really! (08/06/2015, 14:38) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    SMH at RVIPF...How in teh world did you get to charge Trent Harrigan he wasn't even there! I don't know the trigger man but I know Trent and he wasn't there. What happen to the CCTV cameras? Come on man you (RVIPF) provoking the public by locking up the wrong people all the time!
  • police (08/06/2015, 14:43) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ayo got to be real stupid.......
    That boy did not do anything......he was home with his child........
    When we going have some real police that know how to do their damn job, from tarnishing people character.....
  • Close Friend (08/06/2015, 14:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    why Trent?....why?
  • D O Double G (08/06/2015, 15:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So tired of hearing about politics, even with things not relating to.

    You people need to get a life!
  • wow (08/06/2015, 16:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shot in the head & still alive? Young man you don't comprehend the gift of life you been given, you really don't. If this dont jolt you to reality and cause you to make adjustments to your young life you may not be so lucky another time your life is at risk. Take heed son, take heed
  • Help Out (08/06/2015, 16:43) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If y'all have information about the shooting y'all should call the Police and tell them. If y'all want to see crime solve y'all should start coming forward instead of forever blasting the Police. The Police can only do as much as their resources allow them to. Think of it this way... You help the Police with the investigation, you help the community, in effect, you help the victims of crime. so why not help out instead of blasting.... seen!
  • money (08/06/2015, 18:35) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Can't believe them shot my niggar hmm...
  • Fatness (08/06/2015, 19:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ignorance is a boss, lets stop balming the polictician them, and blame them harden @$$ rude @$$ children them you all have out there. If I decided to take a gun and shoot anybody (God forbid) you trying to tell me its NDP fauult. Really stop the hatered and ignorance in this place. People of the BVI wise up, put a grip on our your children from now because one day they will lead this same country and what you think is going to happen???? Hear this I will pack sack and heltr scelter from Tola, not to even look back, that how serious it will be.
  • Angel (08/06/2015, 23:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Want to know if ndp put guns in them people hand and say shoot why is it everything has to be political with you guys everyone choose what ever they want to do everyone has a mind off they own.stop blaming politicians
  • SWEETY (08/06/2015, 23:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop blaming politicians why everything as to be political with some off allu come on stop being so hateful
  • wow (09/06/2015, 10:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    THE GUN LAW WAS MADE FOR NON-BVI LANDERS.
    CAN'T YOU SEE????
    BUT THAT'S A GOOD THING, WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE HURTING OUTSIDERS. YOU'RE HURTING YOUR OWN. I AM LOVING THIS!!!!!!!!!
  • wow (09/06/2015, 10:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go locals!!!!!!!! Kill each other.
    It's you guys getting out on bail for crimes committed, the laws are not for persons from here!!!!!!
    At least that what the magistrate thinks.
  • Just Me (09/06/2015, 15:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    what is the head of task force doing? cocking his jac%@$$ self and doing nothing.
    come on jackson we need action



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