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UPDATE: Two detainees released in shooting investigation

The two persons who were detained by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to the Sunday morning August 23, 2014 shooting incident on Free Bottom Road have since been released. Photo: RVIPF
The incident has reportedly left one man hospitalized at the Peebles Hospital nursing a gunshot wound to a leg. Photo: VINO/File
The incident has reportedly left one man hospitalized at the Peebles Hospital nursing a gunshot wound to a leg. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The two persons who were detained by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in relation to the Sunday morning August 23, 2014 shooting incident on Free Bottom Road have since been released.

This was confirmed by RVIPF Public Relations Officer Mr Carl Mason, today August 26, 2014 in a comment to this news site. He said that the two persons were not charged and police are continuing their investigation.

The early morning shooting incident and attempted robbery have left a man hospitalized nursing gunshot wounds.

However, hospital sources could not confirm if the man remains a patient at the Peebles Hospital as a matter of safety and security precautions.

See previous story published on August 23, 2014:

Man shot on Free Bottom Rd.

-now a patient @ Peebles Hospital with gunshot to leg; Police confirm 2 men in custody

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Informed and reliable sources and the Police Public Relations Department of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have confirmed a shooting incident on Free Bottom Road in Baugher's Bay in the early morning hours of today August 23, 2014.

The incident has reportedly left one man hospitalized at the Peebles Hospital nursing a gunshot wound to a leg. It is alleged that the man was in a car when he was shot and robbed.

Two persons are confirmed by the RVIPF to be in police custody assisting with investigations.

Police in a press release minutes ago said: "In response to a report of a shooting [in Baugher's Bay] on Tortola at 03.10 this morning, Officers of the RVIPF found a Hispanic male nearby who appeared to have been shot in the leg. 

The Officers established that the victim had been approached by two men in a white car who demanded money before hitting him on the head with what appeared to be a handgun and then shooting him in the leg.

A description of the offenders was promptly circulated to patrols and a short time later two men were arrested and taken to Road Town Police Station on suspicion of attempted robbery.

The victim was taken to Hospital where he remains in a stable condition for observations. A single 40 calibre spent shell casing was recovered at the scene and is undergoing forensic examination."

26 Responses to “UPDATE: Two detainees released in shooting investigation”

  • BREAKING NEWS (23/08/2014, 09:22) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    They were caught.
    • Friendly (23/08/2014, 12:18) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
      DPP Hit their behind with attempted murder charges and assault. speeding, evading police, robbery, attempted robbery, indecent clothes, public nuissance, noise, trasspassing, voilating curfew, theft, conspiracy, dig up the oldest laws you can find and throw the book at them behind. Add carrying an unlicense firearm, illegal explosives, importing illegal weapons, mail fraud.

      On the Civil Side, sue them for 100,000,000.00 each, seize their vehicle, their shoes, clothes, house, land, toilet paper.

      Dont miss no law, see if it has anything in the UK and the E.U you can throw at their backside. Check Caricom also just to make sure we dont miss nothing.
  • Well Sah! (23/08/2014, 09:24) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    This club has jinx on it or something?
    • @ Well Sah! (25/08/2014, 00:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      boss this had nothing to do with the man jr club ayo to fast!!
    • hey (26/08/2014, 15:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You too fast. I know this thing happen on the road next to Qwomar Trading so get your facts straight
  • ???? (23/08/2014, 09:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    AGAIN????
  • ABC (23/08/2014, 09:44) Like (4) Dislike (30) Reply
    And lying ndp spin doctors say crime is down set of moo moo
    • Pool Has no water (24/08/2014, 18:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      down not done
    • @ABC (25/08/2014, 07:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound so stupid with people like you crime can never go away cause you ain't got no common sense damn fool
    • @ABC (26/08/2014, 10:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      crime is down!! you ignorant....if it had robbery, every day and week then they would have lied. stop being an idiot when you don't even know what happening.....ignoramus!!!
  • stop (23/08/2014, 10:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    who did that again boss deeds young men would not stop!
  • chad (23/08/2014, 10:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    And the police just took a 40. Cal off the streets
  • ooooo (23/08/2014, 11:16) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    didn't the premier recently boasted about low crime in the bvi?
  • Me (23/08/2014, 12:51) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Are ya'll as illiterate as you appear to be on these news sites? Can the premier forsee the future? Would he be able to control a set of lazy men now choosing to be on a rampage in the streets after his statement. A statement such as "crime is down" can only come based on RVIPF stats. Lord help you BVI people!
  • John doe (23/08/2014, 16:02) Like (20) Dislike (21) Reply
    CRIME IS UP AND NDP MUST GO FACTS
  • niki (23/08/2014, 22:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Friendly,that was the funniest post i have read .can't stop laughing
  • zoe (24/08/2014, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Actually, I would support a protest against the continued high level of crime in the country. I think that is the number one concern of people and the NDP is just picking the wrong battle.
  • one eye roster (24/08/2014, 18:00) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    The NDP spent 2.5 years in office and they are in another third of 1.5 and what do we have to show for these wasted years. Except for the bad ports deal, we have an alarming high crime rate,
    • idk (24/08/2014, 18:13) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
      You sound stupid, like they does go out and commit crimes...you are from the group of three blind mice if you can say you dont see what the NDP did in this term..go get your eyes check...
  • Sam (25/08/2014, 08:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP all the way could you vote . SHUTUP
  • john brown (26/08/2014, 16:30) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    The change is coming vip all the way
  • LCS (27/08/2014, 13:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's not said the reason they were released! Wasn't there any evidence to keep them lock up? or maybe they have a relative in higher places?
  • OG (31/08/2014, 19:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only snitches get deals........higher forces will deal with them and them dirty cops!!


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