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UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Huntums Ghut

November 5th, 2017 | Tags: gunshots Huntums Ghut shooting police
A man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg following a shooting in Huntums Ghut, Tortola last evening, November 4, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
Police are reportedly on the scene in Huntums Ghut where gunshots were reportedly fired this evening, November 4, 2017. Photo: Internet Source/File
Police are reportedly on the scene in Huntums Ghut where gunshots were reportedly fired this evening, November 4, 2017. Photo: Internet Source/File
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- Reports are still unfolding following the hail of gunshots heard last night November 4, 2017 in the Huntums Ghut area of Tortola.

The shots were allegedly heard close to a bar in the area.

Updated information reaching our news room is that a male was shot once in the leg and his injuries appears not to be life threatening.

It's our understanding that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is appealing for information on the shooting.

Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria, from January 2017 to June 2017, the Virgin Islands was rocked by gun crime, with a murder a month.

See previous article published November 4, 2017

Gunshots reportedly fired in Huntums Ghut

A hail of gunshots was reportedly fired in Huntums Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, this evening, November 4, 2017, according to information just reaching our newsroom.

According to reports, more than 10 gunshots were heard just around 9:30 PM.

It is unclear if anyone has been injured but, according to sources, police are on the scene.

More details to follow.

37 Responses to “UPDATE: Man shot in leg in Huntums Ghut”

  • Hmmm (04/11/2017, 22:42) Like (65) Dislike (5) Reply
    n they want curfew lifted..idiosity
  • Shyace (04/11/2017, 23:45) Like (43) Dislike (12) Reply
    Curfew need to be extend
  • Mary (05/11/2017, 00:38) Like (14) Dislike (55) Reply
    Lift the dam curfew people feel in a cage
    • sayung (06/11/2017, 07:53) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Mary, It is better for you to be in a cage alive than dead don"n you think?
  • Observer (05/11/2017, 06:05) Like (64) Dislike (13) Reply
    Put the curfew back to 8pm
  • Educator (05/11/2017, 07:38) Like (84) Dislike (19) Reply
    Every time the curfew is lifted something bad happens. What that is telling the VI. The curfew needs to go back to at least 8 and I don't care whose upset with my comment. That's my opinion.
    • See (05/11/2017, 08:45) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
      1000% correct !!
    • Marie (05/11/2017, 09:36) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
      This is ridiculous. Curfew or not, stupid people will do stupid things no matter what time it is. The majority of us are law biding citizens and we are not children. A curfew will not stop criminals. These crimes are happening before,during and after curfew. No one knows when a criminal will strike, but a curfew will sure allow the police to see who is out past the time, and have an easier way to catch them.
    • SAFTEY (05/11/2017, 10:59) Like (63) Dislike (2) Reply
    • SMH (05/11/2017, 11:04) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
      Before it had a curfew I think it had a lot of murders,so curfew don't have nothing to do with what's happening
    • Curious (07/11/2017, 13:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Regardless of one or not, Tola people ignorant and will continue to do stupidness no matta what. Curfew will not stop ignorant persons no matter what you do or how late its extended to.
  • x police (05/11/2017, 08:55) Like (12) Dislike (42) Reply
    How can a crefew stop crime set of silly people in this place retard

    So happy I moved my family to the States
    • voiceofthevoiceless (05/11/2017, 13:37) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ex police

      Well if you are really an ex police and cannot figure out how a curfew can stop crime that is probably the reason why you are an ex police.

      Politicians need to stop playing politics with people's lives. Not because a couple people want this curfew lift you must yield to them. This is a safety and security issue. No electricity in most parts, no street lights and potholes as deep as the Sunday Morning well so driving after dark becomes a dangerous experience. Then people going into people's homes and businesses. Shut it down at 8pm or latest 9pm and open 5am. Be creative and have your parties and clubs early.
      • @ voiceofvoiceless (05/11/2017, 16:34) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
        Fool we are back on our feet and opened for business jokes
    • Obsrver (05/11/2017, 16:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      we silly and retarded and your family want to come back. why you never go also .
    • Peaches (05/11/2017, 19:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @x police . And so you are in the States now where there will be no problems, eh? Wait and see...
    • am (05/11/2017, 20:04) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Make sure to stay there to!
    • @x police (05/11/2017, 20:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You did the right thing. Each passing day I wonder why stay. Kudos to you. I really can't see what curfew has to do with the breakdown of laws in this place?
    • RETARD (05/11/2017, 23:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don't be rude. With your spelling, you too may be retarder.
    • @x police (06/11/2017, 02:29) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Think I see why your an ex. Not only can't you spell but the way you think also. So you think not having ppl in their houses by a certain time wont stop the crimes. At What time do most of these crimes take place? (At night)
    • wize up (06/11/2017, 07:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ X Police: did you leave stolen items(so called looter)
    • VIStrong (07/11/2017, 10:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You's one of the thrushies who run away, man instead of staying and helping to rebuild the country. Go to the States and be among the statistics.
    • Emmanuleta (08/11/2017, 13:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So are you saying there is no crime in the States? You're kidding... right!
  • No electricity (05/11/2017, 09:39) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    That area is still very dark we dont need any additional stress
  • Normalcy (05/11/2017, 11:01) Like (52) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like going through one of the worst hurricanes of all times didn't teach some people anything. I find that almost as disturbing as the hurricane itself...
    • @normalcy (06/11/2017, 04:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      this is the most common sense post so far. it is 1000% true.
    • wize up (06/11/2017, 20:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ normalcy: what was a hurricane supposed to teach us(just curious)......
  • I said (05/11/2017, 15:07) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    The curfew should stay in place for a year. Who want to get mad,can do so. People here is right back to their nasty ways.The storm that passed was a warning.
  • saying (06/11/2017, 08:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Set his or a$& streat darn fool. Some people don"t think.

  • Marie (06/11/2017, 10:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't be out at night anyway, but people who like to hang out with friends, I see how it can be frustrating. A curfew is for your safety because most crimes happen in the dark.
  • Darknessonthedeep (07/11/2017, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cure for a few. Sometimes I forget there is a curfew. I think people are not on the street because it is dark. I don't think them studying curfew self. So whether it got curfew or not, if them want to pelt shots, them pelting them. Give us some lights, they may pelt less shots.
  • badboys (11/11/2017, 22:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Unfortunately , I think the bad boys will restart to be problematic , it only stopped because of the hurricane .

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