UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Jefferson Joseph
Mr Joseph, a Virgin Islander, was in trouble with the law in 2013 when he was accused and found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court for possession of an unlicensed firearm, explosives and cocaine.
He was sentenced to about 30 months at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut.
Mr Joseph was recently released after serving his time and was caught up in another legal matter; however, was out on bail.
Hundreds of people gathered at the CYS Dock where the body has been after the shooting around 4:00 AM this morning and up to post time at 9:00 AM the body was not yet taken to a mortuary.
Police have also cordon off the road in the area of the CSY Dock and persons travelling to East End from Road Town are being re-routed through Fort Hill.
Meanwhile, Police in a press release this morning confirmed the death of a male “following a shooting incident outside the CSY Dock this morning. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Further updates will be provided as they become available.”
4th homicide in VI for 2017
Mr Joseph brings to four the number of persons killed on Tortola this year. It was on January 6, 2017 that businessman Frankly J. Fahie was murdered by a lone gunman in Long Look. On the morning of March 10, 2017 Alston E. Penn was found dead with head injuries allegedly from rocks in the Windy Hill area of Tortola.
On March 10, 2017 Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay on Tortola was gunned down close to the Sunday Morning Well.
Police have made one arrest in the murder of Mr Penn.
There remain over twenty unsolved murders in the British Overseas Territory of less than forty thousand people.
See previous article published April 16, 2017
Man shot dead outside nightclub in Baughers Bay
A man lost his life following a shooting outside a nightclub in Baughers Bay, Tortola early this morning, April 16, 2017.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 4:00 AM outside a nightclub at CSY Dock.
It is not clear to this news site at this time what were the circumstances surrounding the shooting and whether anyone has been arrested.
More details to follow.