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UPDATE: Shot man David 'Mooney' Springette in stable condition- RVIPF

December 12th, 2016 | Tags: shooting stickett peebles hospital Estevan Jefferson
Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the man shot in Long Look this morning, December 12, 2016 is David Springette aka Mooney. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, the shooting took place near the Stickett in Long Look, Tortola around 6:00 A.M. Photo: Internet Source/File
According to reports, the shooting took place near the Stickett in Long Look, Tortola around 6:00 A.M. Photo: Internet Source/File
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed our story this morning, December 12, 2016 that a man was rushed to Peebles Hospital after being shot in Long Look, Tortola.

And this news site can confirm that the injured man is David Springette aka Mooney.

Police in a press release said they are looking into a firearm incident in the Long Look area which resulted in one man receiving injuries.

“Following a report of gun fire in the area around 6:30 A.M. this morning, a man reported to Peebles Hospital with bullet wounds. He is said to be in stable condition.”

Details surrounding this incident are unknown at this time, according to police.

Masked gunman robs female

Meanwhile, police said in an unrelated incident on Saturday evening, December 10, 2016 around 9:00 P.M. a female reported that she was walking in the Vanterpool Estate area when a masked gunman approached her and demanded her handbag.

“The assailant fled the scene in a vehicle with the bag containing her laptop, personal documents and cash,” police stated.

Police are appealing to the public for information that could be helpful with inquiries into these matters. Persons can contact CID through the RVIPF 311 or the Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. Persons can also report the information anonymously to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477).

See previous article published December 12, 2016

Young male shot in Long Look

A young male has been rushed to Peebles Hospital after being shot in the Long Look area of Tortola around 6:00 A.M. today, December 12, 2016

Unconfirmed reports are that the shooting took place in the vicinity of the Stickett.

Virgin Islands News Online has been informed that the victim goes by the nickname 'Mooney'.

The emergency unit of Peebles Hospital is on lockdown as is the usual procedure when gunshot victims are taken there.

It was just on November 17, 2016 that 24 year old Estevan Jefferson was gunned down in Long Look near the Stickett.

More details to follow.

61 Responses to “UPDATE: Shot man David 'Mooney' Springette in stable condition- RVIPF”

  • vex (12/12/2016, 09:25) Like (21) Dislike (29) Reply
    Ndp and crime
  • Well Sah (12/12/2016, 09:27) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    Where is the frequent flying deputy?
    • @ Well Sah (12/12/2016, 13:31) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
      People we may be poor, teenage parents but instil in your kids to get educated. An educated mind may not earn the world of money per hour, month but an educated mind is way more "organised".
      • SB (12/12/2016, 20:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        It's not always out of necessity maybe some just like crime...whatever it is ...it's a rush a life style to some. Don't have to be hurt.
  • wize up (12/12/2016, 09:28) Like (52) Dislike (11) Reply
    we need a police station in east end
    • Think first (12/12/2016, 10:04) Like (26) Dislike (35) Reply
      there is one u idiot
      • dot com (12/12/2016, 11:14) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
        I think Wize Up was being sarcastic
      • wize up (12/12/2016, 11:34) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ think first: yep!!! One been there for well over 30 years(you miss my point)....you stay smart
      • brent (12/12/2016, 15:04) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
        At think first. You need to think first and read between the lines. Yes we have a police station right around the corner, but they are sitting there all day doing anything else BUT policing. They need to put the station right in the stickett. So careful who you are calling an idiot....IDIOT!
    • officer (12/12/2016, 11:20) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      there is one but i get ur gist it appears there is none cause of all that going on. but see the issue is man power officers on leave officers retired the shifts are slim now three and two man on a shift for east da cant work
      • brent (14/12/2016, 00:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @officer. This is bull crap East End has the largest population and the most crime. Common sense Governor, would be to send more cops to East End and less to the areas that don't have much crime...Duhhhhh.
  • sheer bull (12/12/2016, 09:28) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply
    Why put the hospital on lock down and the guy coming back on the streets?
    • @ sheer bull (12/12/2016, 10:11) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
      In the neighbouring USVI, gunmen have entered the hospital to finish the attack. That is extremely disturbing to others who are ill. That's why security is tighter.
      • !!!!! (12/12/2016, 11:22) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        @sheer bull, the above blogger is right. Not only in the USVI, they do this in the States to in the event the shooter decide to go to the hospital and finish off the victim. It happen not to long ago in ST.Croix, they went right up in the victim room at the hospital and finish him off.
        • Tis Me (12/12/2016, 21:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          USVI lockdown is simply to check who is entering the facility. It is federal law that the facility cannot deny medical attention to anyone.
  • bvi (12/12/2016, 09:32) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow!!! Something has to be done! We are way better than this my BVI people.
    • Really (12/12/2016, 10:28) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
      You know what amazed me here in the vi we have murders .armed robbery. Attempted murder .home invasion assault,and none not one of or elected official say nothing the queen rep he is busy having tea party atttorney general he cant see pass his nose don't talk about our churches boneless and civic organization not my family people wake up the writing is on the wall.
      • WTF (12/12/2016, 11:09) Like (56) Dislike (3) Reply

        What you want them to say? We all know who up and down doing ....and we don't say anything but then we blaming the politicians? People know exactly what going on, parents have killers in their houses with weapons and don't say sh*t. Wife, girlfriend, side thing, grandmother, uncle, everybody living under the roof with these criminals, hear their acts, see evidence and don't say or do anything but it's a Government's problem?

        • Really (12/12/2016, 14:05) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
          IAM NOT BLAMING THE POLITICIAN OR ANY OTHER PERSONS WHAT IAM SAYING IS THEY ARE OPERATING LIKE IT IS NOTHING TO THEM UNTIL THAT RAP OR THAT PHONE COMES LATE NIGHT
      • Nice (12/12/2016, 11:48) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
        What can they say, to change the mind of a criminal? You talk like people will listen, what about when your parents tell you don't go have sex until you are married or unprotected? Did you listen? Now you have a baby or some std/i because you didn't listen. It's the same principle out in the streets. These guys have they mind made up, you either leave it alone or die in the game. Just because they want fast easy money, and don't want to work hard in life to earn it.
    • wize up (13/12/2016, 03:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ BVI: when these clowns see nothing is being done they will continue doing dumb f*c&: let me share this example(back in the day dope was sold under the afro tree; commissioner Malone simply posted one police officer at that location) the presence of that police officers disrupted that problem: the police supposed to prevent criminal: after gun play in our territory not one police road block(some on here blogging piss about manpower)..put the police back on the streets
  • NDP? (12/12/2016, 09:35) Like (20) Dislike (20) Reply
    What the hell does ndp have to do with this?strupes
    • True (12/12/2016, 11:48) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      they are the ruling government and so they should implement tougher laws and ENFORCE them in the court with MANDATORY sentencing for any firearm 5 years minimum no ifs or buts. These young guys getting shot are running with guns as this is what happens when you play in the big boy league.
      • Nine (12/12/2016, 19:55) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        In places where there are gun laws in the us is where all the killings accor. Where there are legal fire arms gun crimes are lower
  • chad (12/12/2016, 10:43) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    In Deputy Premier's back yard again!! Police MUST start doing something.
    • mama (12/12/2016, 11:47) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
      What dose the Deputy Premier have to do with that when we have police officers to patrol the area. Is Dr. Pickering a police officer, am not saying they should not talk about the increase in gun crimes, but we have a police force full of lazy people who is afraid to do their jobs. The female officers are to busy geting babies and the men at to fat and cant out run the criminals. All they want to do is drive around in Air condition vehicles solving crime is not top on their agenda. The only time they put effort in solving anything either their family members or good friend is the victim otherwise they just take a lay back position. This is the only country you dont see officers doing more phyical exercise once they get back from training everything they have been taught to stay fit goes out the window.
      • wize up (12/12/2016, 12:35) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
        @ mama: some of those guys only join BVI police for that US Dollar most of them have no social interest in this territory at the end of the day some of them will simply move away from the territory so if crime becomes more rampant its no problem to them...in my day i patrolled the territory because of my social connection(family member, teacher and good friend) most of the police here have no much connections and will not go the extra miles to maintain the tranquil of the territory(they do not partol and mostly see them during a criminal or traffic investigation)....right now in BVI the criminals are slowly taking over: when i grew up i never heard about any gun violence we had the few guys in different villages that entered you home and stole stuff.....progress comes at a very high price especially under poor leadership
        • Nice (12/12/2016, 13:09) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
          You are contradicting the exact same principle as to why they don't have a local Police Commissioner. The fact that you can't put locals in the force is troubling, as small of a community a lot of police corruption will exist. The force is set up to tackle that, and not trusting family members in the force. How will you feel locking up your cousin, sister, brother, aunt, uncle and even parents if any relative is in the force? They created a division before the inception of the force. No wonder people don't want to talk, to officers with no relation as to community. We need some strong no tolerance minded cops who can shake up the place, but you can't have this because the locals are still beating up the I am from here mentality. Why Supa Cop only on the road given tickets and being strict? Thats all the man know, he is a traffic cop certified officer.
          • Tourist Retired, Cop (12/12/2016, 14:45) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
            When I was on the Police Force in the United States, if a member of your own family be it Mother, Father, Children, Wife etc... commit a crime, cover up a crime, aid and abet, you still have to turn that person in or arrest them yourself.
          • wize up (12/12/2016, 16:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
            @ nice: dont get me started: before the court right are non local police on some very serious criminal offenses: ask yourself why the last commissioner of police jet from the BVI(when you meet me, let give you the facts)...ask about the phone bill and the transfer of personal vehicle to the department...did he leave the force or was his contract not renewed(keep the faith)
  • wize up (12/12/2016, 11:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most of these gun attacks are targeted: there is a pattern because the victims of some shootings were fresh out Her Majesty's Hotel(so shall a man live so shall he die) the sadness associated with gun crime, some of us will be in the right place but at the wrong time and end up sustaining injuries or lost love ones because of the stupid actions of a few a&&-h*le&(this community still have upstanding residents and citizens).i remember some of us were asking for tuffer gun laws so we got them(now what)...some of our children have choosen this detrimental life style and such living is hazardous to your help
  • qc (12/12/2016, 11:17) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please turn up mehson
  • Umm (12/12/2016, 11:28) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big feces again?!
  • wize up (12/12/2016, 11:41) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ WOW....i suggested that east end need a police station and some wize a$$ reminded me that one is there BUT as you rightfully notes the police at the location need to start doing something because the criminal element has taken over the jurisdiction.....
  • Moon head (12/12/2016, 11:43) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Dont worry cuz i got this
    • OG (12/12/2016, 13:02) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Moon head, the only thing you need to do is go take yourself to some type of training program or go sweep some floors and clean toilets with your nonsense about you got this. You got what? Boy, you don't even have two copper pennies to rub together or a homemade piggy bank to toss them in.
  • Nice (12/12/2016, 11:53) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Again, we need uniform and non uniform officers in the area all the time, not only certain time of day. Start tackling the crime from what they know already exsist.
  • Me (12/12/2016, 12:24) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wher is the frequent flying Deputy? That is what he enjoys most. Always in the ai. Never giving other officers in his ministry a chance. Selfish. He's probably Executive Platinum with AA for years now
    • More than likely (12/12/2016, 23:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      More than likely, he have the Black American Express Card and thousand of frequent flyer miles.
  • moon star (12/12/2016, 12:47) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    The moon shines bright
  • please (12/12/2016, 12:54) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is time to stop blaming NDP for the crimes that is going on in this Country, I blame the citizens of this Country. You see something and you know who is committing these crimes, and you refuse to assist the police. This Country is becoming a war zone. You leave your home, you have to worry if you or your innocent love ones is going to get caught up in the gang war between the useless, yes useless little criminals.6:am, should you not be getting ready for work or on your way to work? You out here on the streets with the B$)(;:/t.
    • Jack B Nimble @ Please. (12/12/2016, 18:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Please. Government cannot go blameless. They are the head, the policy makers..
  • just asking (12/12/2016, 13:45) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sooooo, every time someone gets shot the hospital goes into Lock Down mode? What a load of crock. He's going to go right back to where he got shot anyway, so no need to follow him to the hospital.... I understand the need to lock it down in some cases, but not for every little hood rat. Come on maaain......Looks silly... You just need some armed security guards at the hospital. Lock down every time someone gets shot is just dumb...My poor backward BVI. What a backward little god forsaken place. From shootings, to black outs, to high prices, to corrupt politicians, to incompetent police, to water shortages, to raggedy roads, to raw sewage running in those same raggedy roads.....What a shame buddy....Sometimes I'm ashame to be a Virgin Islander....
    • Yep (12/12/2016, 14:58) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yea man, the BVI is backwards because it's not you being affected directly so you could give a shit. But tell that to a parent that is sitting in the Hospital waiting room with a 3 year old child waiting for attention and masked gun men barge into the Hospital to finish the job, gaining entry because it wasn't locked down as per protocol, then what? When someone is shot it is correct procedure to expect the worst and take proactive action. The Government is blamed for gun violence then the system is blamed for trying to protect the people within the Hospital during such circumstances. Sometimes I wont to know if some of you went school at all in your lives.
      • jusk asking (12/12/2016, 17:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Not affected? I live here boss. It seems like you didn't read my comment properly. I said it might be better to have armed security guard the building in cases like this. So let me ask you, let's say my 3 year old son needs emergency treatment while the Hospital is under lock down, what do I do then.....?
        • Really (12/12/2016, 19:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          some police don't have guns you really think security guards going to get. better safe than sorry lock it down.
      • just asking (12/12/2016, 18:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Oh, to the last part of your comment, yes, some of us did actually go to school; outside of this little 2x4 island actually, so we understand how the rest of the world operates. Clearly some of you haven't if you think it is necessary to lock down a hospital every time someone is shot.
  • MyMy (12/12/2016, 16:01) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    where is the Super Cop? gun crime is as serious as traffic, we need you to focus on the bike and the guns.
  • street reporter. (12/12/2016, 18:30) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    With all what's going on in that area one would expect police to step up their patrol from 6am to midnight in that area. The police need to answer.. The Police and the Christians are the Same.. The Preacher stay in the comfort of his church and preach and the Police stay in the comfort of the station and answer phone calls. Where by common sense would dictate they go to where the Criminals and the sinners are.
  • Its real out here (12/12/2016, 18:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know ish messed up when people trying to kill others bright early morning with out a care in the world even when they can clearly be seen, man like F it who needs the cover of darkness?
  • tola (12/12/2016, 19:53) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where is the polices them ???no where but them could be up an down an harassing people for parking dark out cars an troubling people for weed an ect go an look for the guns them on the streets this gun thing going on too long now we calling on the head of police we need all these gun man an guns off the streets plz before this place get out of control ....put this only place an a lock down from after hours anybody u catch an streets u lock them up
  • ok (12/12/2016, 23:28) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Most of you is complaining about no police patrolling certain areas.Why not form some type of citizen patrol or neighborhood crime watch.
  • Sheldon (13/12/2016, 09:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    that gazebo needs to be taken down.
    • @sheldon (14/12/2016, 07:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      the strip clubs too... welcome to the hood where its a dog eat dog world where the politicians want to come thru when them looking votes.... i use to be here watching people talking bout NDP is the reason why grime up and its really true yow we got to see whats really going on these man home happy with them family got 2-3 house own more than one business still politicians n cant help or provide for the ones who dont have.... ZONE 7 lol
  • Bigs (18/12/2016, 19:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lock them up


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