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UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses to gun play on Fort Hill

June 23rd, 2017 | Tags: gunshots Fort Hill scooter rental homicide
Police are still seeking witnesses to the alleged shooting incident in the vicinity of a scooter rental establishment at Fort Hill, Tortola on June 22, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police vehicles on the scene of the alleged shooting on Fort Hill, Tortola today, June 22, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police vehicles on the scene of the alleged shooting on Fort Hill, Tortola today, June 22, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
FORT HILL, Tortola, VI- Investigators of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have turned to the community to assist them with information regarding a shooting incident on Fort Hill on June 22, 2017.

In confirming Virgin Islands News Online's story published June 22, 2017, Police Public Relations Officer Diane Drayton today, June 23, 2017 said: "Police responded to a report of gun shots fired in Fort Hill yesterday."

Ms Drayton said investigations are ongoing and the public's support is needed.

"Police are still seeking witnesses," Ms Drayton continued.

There were no injuries reported, according to the RVIPF.

See previous article published June 22, 2017

Shots fired on Fort Hill

Details are sketchy at this time but reports reaching this news site indicate there was a shooting incident on Fort Hill, on the main island of Tortola, today, June 22, 2017.

Sources related that persons were seen running and taking cover while gun shots rang out in the vicinity of a scooter rental establishment some time before noon.

It is not clear at this time if anyone has been injured.

Police have responded to the reports.

Only last evening, June 21, 2017 a man was gunned down in Fat Hogs Bay on the eastern end of Tortola, bringing the homicide count in the territory to 7 in 6 months.

26 Responses to “UPDATE: Police seeking witnesses to gun play on Fort Hill”

  • ABC (22/06/2017, 15:14) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Just a practice drill
  • Hmm (22/06/2017, 16:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    SHUT TF.K UP!!!
  • John (22/06/2017, 16:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL. funny but not funny.
  • ?? (22/06/2017, 17:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Z6NE
  • Political Observer (PO) (22/06/2017, 17:53) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Look like BVI have gun like peas. Guns seem to be the weapon of choice for committing violent crimes, including murder. Last time I checked, the BVI had no gun manufacturers so where are the plethora of guns coming from? Are the guns oozing thru the extensive porous border undetected? Does the border need 365/24/7, 360 degrees monitoring? It will be expensive to monitor but if the outcome is improved national security and personal safety, improved quality of life.............etc, it may be worth the investment. If residents want improved safety and security, they must be willing to invest on them.
    • Jacperlance (23/06/2017, 16:30) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      PO, check all them brown boxes that some Custom Officers does be transporting down town to various businesses
      • Really (24/06/2017, 11:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        That been going on for years and it is time those brown boxes open at the port of entry in front of a few custom officers so no pay off deal. The leader of this ISLAND is in a trance when it come to crime I guess he have a reason. Some of the law enforcement know exactly how the guns getting in here and they to turn a blind eye are they on the pay roll also well if ///and /////// are on the pay roll we will continue to have crimes.
  • Start (22/06/2017, 20:52) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Drones is the way to go. Tortola have to many ways to get in and out by water. Yes, I do believe someone high up is responsible for the guns coming into Tortola. They sit back while the low on the totem pole silly young men do the dirty work for a boat, car and a few dollars.
  • 911 (22/06/2017, 22:26) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    crime will kill the bvi with death by a thousand cuts!!!
  • Observer (22/06/2017, 22:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope the girl in the white Kia stay far
  • i from here (22/06/2017, 22:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm giving my children a clean break, may they never know the fear and stress of dealing with gun crime in the bvi
  • gun (23/06/2017, 16:37) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    We are not helping the police at all
  • Xxx (23/06/2017, 16:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guns guns and more guns
  • naked king (23/06/2017, 16:58) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The alleged victim know the alleged shooter why isn't he talking. He is going to keep quiet and then the person come back and finish the job. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz man.
  • Jack B (23/06/2017, 18:35) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Police detectives need informants, eyes and years on the street.. Pay two street guys a grand a month. They will give the police all the news they need...Informants the key, pay for the service, stop begging the public, then blaming them...Crap...too much excuses..
    • Truth (25/06/2017, 22:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Jack B don't be a Jack A who going to risk their life for $1000 in these times, life is precious my brother
  • OF Course (23/06/2017, 18:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes he knows who the shooter is. But he want to be the big man and take street justice. Watch, hate to say it but, one of them is going to take the other out over more than likely something stupid. These guys love to bring unnessary
    Pain and grief to there mothers.
  • I agree (23/06/2017, 20:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes, they need to set aside some funding for CI's. A family member of mine is a detective in the States and he was telling me it works. No one knows who the CI is only the detective. You meet up with the CI somewhere secret, get the information and you pay the CI. Some CI's make big money depending on the nature of the Information.


  • ???? (23/06/2017, 21:11) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    The police ain't plan to do any work at all? I'm sick of seeing police seeking witnesses that Could help them,to come in, damn it go look for them .
  • UK student (23/06/2017, 22:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am appalled by the current affairs in the BVI
  • naked king (24/06/2017, 07:21) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Some of us does be selling more than just clothes and shoes. Check what does really be in those boxes that say clothes and shoes. Just saying.
    • Stop the rumors (24/06/2017, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Like really now, Before judging do you know who was involved in the shoooting???? These Tortola people really know how to spread rumors.....
  • eyes (24/06/2017, 12:41) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wha really going on mon all a we. Grow up together in school together know each other why are we fighting each other no who got us doing this tortola people are one family why is it the government why are so many guns in the country .The money and THE CRIMINALS WHO ENTER OUR COUNTRY ARE INFLUINCING. OR YOUTHS AND OUR PEOPLE SO SAD
  • Thuglife (26/06/2017, 18:30) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Corey knows who want him..


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