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Update: 2 injured in Fish Bay shooting

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has now confirmed that two persons were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, following a shooting in Fish Bay on October 17, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
Police and ambulance have responded to a shooting in Fish Bay this evening, Tuesday, October 17, 2023. One person was injured. Photo: VINO/File
Police and ambulance have responded to a shooting in Fish Bay this evening, Tuesday, October 17, 2023. One person was injured. Photo: VINO/File
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since indicated that two persons were injured in the shooting at the DHL Office in Fish Bay this evening, October 17, 2023.

Both of the injured persons have been taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

“A second person has been confirmed injured in tonight's shooting incident. Both were taken to Dr. Orlando Smith Hospital. Their status is unknown at this time,” the RVIPF stated tonight.

See previous article published October 17, 2023

One injured in shooting @Fish Bay

Information reaching our newsroom indicates there has been a shooting in Fish Bay this evening, Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

According to reports, the incident took place around 7:00 PM at the DHL Office in Skelton Bay Lot.

Reports are that one person was injured.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene and the injured person was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed reports of the shooting.

"Police responded to a shooting incident at DHL office in Fish Bay shortly after 7:00 PM this evening. One person was injured and has been transported to Dr Orlando Hospital for treatment. Officers are on the scene and investigations are active. More information will be provided as they become available," the RVIPF stated.

Meanwhile, Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital has been placed on lockdown.

57 Responses to “Update: 2 injured in Fish Bay shooting”

  • Hmm (17/10/2023, 20:15) Like (8) Dislike (82) Reply
    They shot a fish at fish bay, wondering what kind of fish tho.
    • Mental health (17/10/2023, 22:30) Like (36) Dislike (5) Reply
      Get your head sorted. What sort of comment is this to make where someone has been shot and who knows how they may are?
      • @Mental Health (18/10/2023, 05:46) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
        We are all saddened but at least appreciate the pun for what it is. What you can do however is edit your comment before posting. PS I don't know who posted the Hmm comment.
    • 21st Century (17/10/2023, 23:37) Like (37) Dislike (23) Reply
      They need to arm each of the police officers rather than having them walking around with a taser and a baton saying halt in the name of the king. These days are long gone. Then the officers will feel safer to patrol all over more often.
      • To 21st Century (17/10/2023, 23:55) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
        Most people agree with you but the Governor and his UK Commissioner of police are against arming all police officers so there lies the problem. What they need to do other than arming the police officers is to pay them equal salaries to those white police officers from the UK. This is demoralizing to the police force. We have plenty good police officers but Poor management is killing the productivity of the police force and thereby its ability to adequately and consistently fight crime.
      • @21st Century (18/10/2023, 09:24) Like (67) Dislike (2) Reply
        Arming some of those individuals who supposedly represent RVIPF will only contribute to more citizens being harmed or killed. The mentality of some is not capable of handling a simple incident with out loosing their composure.
    • Fishing (18/10/2023, 10:32) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      its 2 yellow tale got shot. you supposed to know that by now.
  • J (17/10/2023, 20:19) Like (82) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray that the injured man will make a complete recovery.

    I’m also praying that the perpetrator will be caught and dealt with.
  • Cindy (17/10/2023, 20:25) Like (22) Dislike (54) Reply
    Vino I still enjoy that you don’t rush to be first but ACCURATE
    • Not a friend of mine (17/10/2023, 22:11) Like (106) Dislike (10) Reply
      Y’all love to hate that woman . Applaud her for trying! While I think her delivery is a bit unorthodox at times ,I appreciate her efforts. A lot of things in this country would have gone unanswered or swept under the rug had she not asked the tough questions.
      • @ Not a friend of mine (17/10/2023, 23:41) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
        WTF are you talking about?
      • I Love Cindy (18/10/2023, 07:58) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
        I Love Cindy
        • Sindee (me and my newsroom - ie my cell phone when the police don’t have it) (18/10/2023, 14:16) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
          I be reporting that 11 men, 7 women, 4 cats and a small dog were killed in the incident.
          I collecting money for the families and intend to pass on 10 percent whilst holding onto a little 90 percent for my time.
          Come to my newsroom where sensational news is not censored by the truth!
          Advertisers welcome.
    • @cindy (17/10/2023, 23:41) Like (14) Dislike (20) Reply
      This girl is doing more damage to many people and the country with her wreckless actions and non factual statements and accusations. This is far from a joke now.
  • SHAME (17/10/2023, 20:26) Like (10) Dislike (42) Reply
    No jobs more crime but where are the uk officers
    • @ SHAME (17/10/2023, 21:56) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
      UK Officers will not be involved because it is black-on-black crime
    • @Shame (17/10/2023, 23:47) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
      You will only see them if their color gets shot which we do not wish on any race but the truth is the truth. No one should ever blame the police for crime but this commissioner of police is a complete waste of time. He is not proactive and when he is he is not consistent. He is more concern about going after anyone from their preauthoured and predetermined COI so their plot can have a chance to be successful. If he does his job without any agenda and stop dividing the force he would be more effective.
    • @ SHAME (18/10/2023, 08:57) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      There a jobs everywhere, it could have a million jjobs available, if the young ppl dont want to work this is what you end up with, they doin things for a quick change until it run out and they gotta go again. check the classifieds, check hire BVI, change facebook, the season is about to reopen there are soooo many jobs being posted weekly. they jus lazy and wutless!
  • how awful (17/10/2023, 20:30) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    bvi got screwed
  • DEM BOYZ (17/10/2023, 20:38) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
  • Blame the Governor& Britain. (17/10/2023, 20:43) Like (30) Dislike (63) Reply
    They are responsible. They had the opportunity to take this place over and fix it. Then hand it back to us. If they did we won't have all these issues with guns and drugs and human violations, oppression and corruption.
    • @Blame the Governor& Britain (17/10/2023, 23:32) Like (28) Dislike (10) Reply
      They cannot get crime and gun violence fixed in the UK so how the hell you expect them to do it anywhere else. They took over Turks and since then the economy and serious crimes have gotten worse. People like you believe in them but you know not what you are saying. They are helping the economy to get worse with some of those unreasonable COI recommendations which making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
  • Jus saying (17/10/2023, 20:43) Like (16) Dislike (22) Reply
    They have good people at the prison for nothing and all the murders,robbers out there ain't getting lock up watch the rapid rate of crime no jobs are being implement the drugs ain't coming or selling what u expect to happen
    • @Jus Saying (17/10/2023, 22:32) Like (35) Dislike (11) Reply
      anyone that is currently behind bars, know exactly what they did to get them there. It's individuals like you who continue to support their crime and wrong doing why we in the current situation. Governor and Britian has nothing to our current live of crime.

      it's we the local who have family member we know they are not living life as a proper citizen but yet turn a blind, and when they get lock up and die we want to cry wolf and go casting blame on someone else.

      I was once locked up and that moment change my life and i made a promise i will not go back to such place ever in my life. which means making sure i dont get involve with certain people who are involved in crime. I was not place in the grand hotel here we does house these inmates.

      We all wanted to blame the COP for calling this place a crime and drugs place. But truly Tola is not to far from it.

      In fact i believe we need a much bigger place to house the inmates and also need to start transfer some from the BVI to the UK
    • @ just (17/10/2023, 23:24) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Name the good persons behind bars please. As far as I'm concerned those behind bars were caught with guns and ammo and drugs if you are talking about those persons
      • To @ just (18/10/2023, 01:13) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
        It is not everyone in jail guilty or bad so your position is not accurate. Some got sold out by their lawyers for different reasons with one being they could not afford to continue to pay to defend themselves. This is not as cut and dry as you are stating.
        • @to@just (18/10/2023, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
          Them had to be in something for their name to be calling and get arrested. Now them don't have money for lawyer you say. Government supposed to provide a lawyer
      • Jus saying aagin (18/10/2023, 06:00) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        Well this the thing how small minded u all are my people up there for simple matter such as a fighting or battery chargers I wasn't talk about the people caught with guns and ammo. No !!! You retarded slow minded human. As I can see they government out here giving the criminals they caught with guns bail and my friend who up in prison no evidence was found them never gave bail
  • C.O.D (17/10/2023, 20:59) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    Wow!! People get very testy over their packages,huh?
  • father (17/10/2023, 21:39) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Shooting and the drug Doctor is on duty at the hospital.
  • snitch (17/10/2023, 21:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino a second person get shot as well. Check it out.
  • hello? (17/10/2023, 21:49) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's confirmed that it was TWO injured
  • @ hmmm (17/10/2023, 21:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hard nose.
  • Look at this (17/10/2023, 22:03) Like (49) Dislike (16) Reply
    Time pass ,The bvi use to be the best Caribbean island for no crimes.Now one of the worst Caribbean island.Wright now.
    • @Look at this (17/10/2023, 23:28) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
      Obviously you don't check the news in the other Caribbean islands and the UK. If you did you will never make such inaccurate statements. Nowhere is safe now like before especially after the economic hardships caused by covid. Some islands are now robbing tourist. The world is upside down.
    • lol (18/10/2023, 02:25) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      You mean Tortola. The bvi is a Caribbean island?? Lolllll
  • Real Talk (17/10/2023, 22:41) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
  • HMMM (17/10/2023, 22:55) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope one of these days people don't mistake one of these real life event as a simulation exercise. Thanks BVIEC!
  • Was this a Drill? (17/10/2023, 23:16) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Was this a drill too?
    • @was this a drill (18/10/2023, 07:07) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Some days ago it never had a drill it was all a lie... someone on that day got shot just like them say it didn't had no gun at tye gun...
  • I wonder (18/10/2023, 03:10) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder what Hon Lavity Stoutt would have said. Hon Ralph O'Neal. Any good leader. We need a good leader. Everything points back to leadership. UK liked us at one point because there was a relationship with our good leaders. People chose to do good at one point because they were influenced by our good leaders. Education was good, infrastructure was good, sense of community was good. The root was good and so, the branches and fruit were also good. The people in the country caused this mess. They had the power to choose a good leader. They chose envelope, free cruise and assinninnity. Clap for yourselves and give yourself a pat on the back. This is your doing. I do not want to hear anything about UK or Sowande. YOU, the BVI people, caused this. Fix it yourself.
    • lol (18/10/2023, 08:49) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Them gunman don't care about leadership money them want .
      • @LOL (18/10/2023, 15:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Let us go with your theory that money is what they want. Don't everybody want money? Most go about it the correct way though, no? Now, when you see leaders thiefing money and have no care or concern for the people and the country, why would the young people care about going about it the right way? Why? You know how many young people would say if the leaders can thief, why can't I? You know how many have that mindset? You do not know what you talking about if you do not realise that the seriously poor leadership has a direct influence on the questionable culture that is now unfolding in this little country.
  • Rhythm up.. (18/10/2023, 06:18) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    The more authorities talk the less they do. The more gun shots and crime increaser. Criminal are no longer intimidate, or respected or afraid of the Police Caribbean countries are now using their soldiers to patrol and hunt down criminal in combination. Criminals are more afraid of soldiers. This is where being independent is good. You have your Army / Soldiers to enforce security and maintain peace safety..Still with being independent call for responsible and honest leadership.
  • Narco State (18/10/2023, 07:23) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    These are the kinds of activities that take place in a narco state. No we are not the only narco state in the Caribbean. Yes some islands have more violence. You these problems also exist in the UK and US but the cold hard reality is BVI is a narco state.
  • John Crow (18/10/2023, 07:57) Like (24) Dislike (16) Reply
    The The Royal Virgin Islands police force Along with His Majestys Prison needs to stop hiring convicted criminals from St Vincent,Jamaica,Dominica,AntiguaMany of these were criminals in their country and made their way right here in the B.V.I they are the most corrupt people on this country,There is nothing that they would nòt do for the mighty Americans Dollar.
    • @John Crow (18/10/2023, 09:37) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      Tell it like it is! I applaud you! If these people are vetted vigorously and in depth especially through the neighborhood and family members, they stand to find out the truth about these individuals and their fake credentials.
    • To John Crow (18/10/2023, 09:57) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
      Every chance some of you get you jump on the expats. Why? How do you know that the process to hire is not a vigorous one? Your very own people from Tortola who are in the Police Force are questionable. So make a general statement. John take a seat boss. Haul your bias miserable self from hay! Sick of ayo low minded self. Thats why there is no progress here.
      • mingo (18/10/2023, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
        You are correct in that there are no processes. Thats why anybody can migrate here and become a burden
  • Razón (18/10/2023, 09:00) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some of the comments are so dumb and stupid why some of us don't think before commenting.
  • mad max (18/10/2023, 09:32) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply

    Reading these comments, it is obvious this place is %$£" up beyond repair.

  • What's the Deal (18/10/2023, 11:58) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Could it be that DHL is the courier of choice for a little something something quick fast and in a hurry but somebody's fingers got wise and sticky. Just wondering and asking for a friend. Can you imagine what 2024 is going to look like. Right now "yes to UK" out of style it's all about "Jesus Take the Wheel."
  • long bush (18/10/2023, 16:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was fish bay last night buying a sandwich. It was frightening stuff.
    • Uh huh (19/10/2023, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ long bush. Guess it was scary like long bush huh. You should be used to the feeling by now .
  • Bunker (18/10/2023, 20:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah.. stop the violence
  • guy hill (18/10/2023, 22:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im going to say this; Just an observation while brainstorming the other day.
    With all these shootings and robberies by and of young people. Being young has seem to become a disappointing culture right now. Unpopular, unattractive and dangerous.

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