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UPDATE: No one reported injured after alleged shooting in Huntums Ghut- RVIPF

March 24th, 2024 | Tags: shooting Huntums Ghut shot condition
Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) respond to reports of shots fired in the Huntums Ghut area after 8:00 PM on March 23, 2024. Photo: Team of Reporters
There have been reports of shots fired close to a bar in Huntums Ghut this evening, March 23, 2024. Photo: Internet Source
There have been reports of shots fired close to a bar in Huntums Ghut this evening, March 23, 2024. Photo: Internet Source
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said its officers responded to a report received of shots fired in the Huntums Ghut area after 8:00 PM on March 23, 2024.

It said; however, that after a thorough search of the vicinity, no evidence relating to the reported incident was found, “and as of the time of this release, no individual has been found or reported injured.”

The RVIPF in a press release on the incident today, March 24, 2024, said the investigation into the report will continue.

‘Cause for concern’

It also urged the public to assist in identifying individuals who may be recklessly discharging firearms.

“Similar reports of such incidents across the territory are cause for concern, and the community's cooperation is vital in combating the possession and use of illegal firearms,” the RVIPF stated.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or individuals possessing illegal firearms are encouraged to confidentially call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477 (TIPS) or, if located overseas, at 1-284-800-8477. Alternatively, you may contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

See related article published March 23, 2024

Man allegedly shot at in Huntums Ghut

Word reaching our news centre is that there have been reports of shots fired in the Huntums Ghut area this evening, March 23, 2024.

It remains unclear whether anyone was actually shot.

Only last evening, March 22, 2024, a man was seriously injured in a shooting at John's Hole.

More details to follow. 

43 Responses to “UPDATE: No one reported injured after alleged shooting in Huntums Ghut- RVIPF”

  • We coming for ayo. (23/03/2024, 22:36) Like (2) Dislike (33) Reply

    They're catching all of those persons who are behind that fake mika barry nonsense. Soon we're gonna catch the main person. She think that she is safe....

    • Sony (24/03/2024, 08:44) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ We coming for ayo: you sound so foolish. So you know who Mika Barry? People like you should refrain from commenting!
    • The Poli.Farmer (24/03/2024, 13:09) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      When done the ole misleading Governor want to be shouting hurray regarding his one, two accomplishments when sh*t is still wha opening on the streets!

    • Times Magazine (24/03/2024, 18:43) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ we coming for ayo
      It sound like you know something
      • @ The Poli..Farmer (25/03/2024, 12:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Tell your neg..ros to take a holiday from their sport of bringing down their countries and begging for uniforned human guard dogs as proof to the World that they are nothing but vicious retarded cannibals.
        No amount of security or strolling police with weapons could stop allyo from self destruction and perpetuating your curse. Belittling and being treated like savages is how youl like it.
        The Governor,when time comes putting on he jacket as he makes smiling exit and without a word proving allyo ain't chitt as evidenced by the gunshots and the bodies,all unsolved. and the crumbling infrastructure and an invited dominant immigrant population of illiterate poverty sharing parasites and a need for a third jail for which there are no funds.
  • CCTVs Necessary (23/03/2024, 22:36) Like (36) Dislike (9) Reply
    About 18 gunshots were heard.

    Governor, Premier, etc when will CCTVs be set up in Huntums Ghut???!?!!
    • @cctvs necessary (24/03/2024, 14:46) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      cctv's need to be all over the Territory. I wonder how serious they (Governor, police, premier et al.) really are about fighting crime
    • Three Nights of Gunshots (25/03/2024, 06:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Another set that sounded like a machine gun heard lastnight…three nights of gunshots.
  • Sad (23/03/2024, 22:36) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
    Soon as Mika Barry come now killing happening smh
  • Zero police (23/03/2024, 22:37) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    After the shots rang out
    • @ Zero police (24/03/2024, 08:58) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don’t know about zero police, but I do know this is the only place I’ve even seen where they don’t show up w/ TONS of sirens blaring and lights flashing. As if it’s all a big secret or something. A lot of us tourist know more about gun shots on a daily, so we know what we are hearing and what we aren’t hearing. I hear gunshots 2 nights in a row, but no major announcement that the police is are present or on their way? Minimal info, yet they want tips. Info is what triggers peoples thoughts as to what they thought was nothing, but then realize that what they seen was something! Why all the secrecy???
  • Mama i just shot a man down (23/03/2024, 22:38) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like the gun men on a roll
  • Its ok (23/03/2024, 22:54) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
    they are just shooting each other, let them all kill themselves
    • @ItsOk (24/03/2024, 04:09) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply
      What about the innocent lives? Like Trinity who was gunned down while asleep on her way home? Or how about Catherine Pickering who gunned down in her home? We also lost two promisingly, brilliant local attorneys to murder. Kendoy Penn was gunned down in 2005 in his yard, and now in 2024 Jamal Smith was gunned down in his home. What about those people? The BVI is too lenient and is not serious about fighting crime, and that is why you have so many criminals living amongst you. For many, it is profitable and in our community there are certain public and private figures in powerful positions who benefit from criminal activities - business as usual.
      • Webster (24/03/2024, 08:53) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

        The big picture is that we have numerous unsolved murders in the territory. Because the police are not successful (hardly) in bringing anyone to justice, then we have to consider that all those lives lost were innocent. We don’t know the reason for the murders although no one should ever the law into their own hands. So I wouldn’t say to let them kill each other because we absolutely don’t know that that’s the case.
  • Local youth (23/03/2024, 23:21) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's just be honest I'm not happy anyone is getting shot at or killed but they're alot of young man out on the roads doing pure stupidiness . If they aint breaking in ppl houses or businesses n taking things . They out here getting in accidents n can't pay . You crediting ppl things n don't want to pay then have attitude when ppl ask fo deh money
  • Mr. Gage (24/03/2024, 02:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was sleeping so comfortably only to be awaken abruptly by gunshots SMDH.
  • say it again.. (24/03/2024, 03:00) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    Detectives need to be out at nights especially on weekends, they will hear a lot, see a lot and learned a lot..No effective detectives work a 8.30 - 4-30 Mon - Fri.
    Plain clothes unit need to cover the place 24 /7 on the streets in the Bars. Not sneaking in their house or girl friend house to sleep. Gun crimes being going on too long and is getting worse. Approach need to change...things need to change..Investigating credit card fraud is easy, it leaves lot of paper trail so for the commissioner to crowning and biging up detectives is naive and fake. From my writings you will realized that I don't think we have the right combination or i persons as detectives and more strategy and efforts are needed
  • very sad (24/03/2024, 05:44) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    All I would say is that all this gun crime, the tone was set at the top. But, those in authority must make bold statements to catch the criminals and/or discourage this kind of activity. It's only a matter of time before innocent persons get caught up in these senseless shootings. The issue comes back to illicit activities. When they get caught up and things go south, they solve it one way only. So, it is important to go after the ones who are big in this trade... and I believe that the authorities already know who they are.

    The word on the street is that the percentage of violent crimes being solved is EXTREMELY small, so unfortunately, the desire to dust people off when issues arise, is very HIGH.
    • resident (24/03/2024, 10:35) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
      I am still waiting for the Big Youth to say " We would like to commend and thank the US government for catching and convicting Andrew Fahie. Drugs, money laundering and gun crime are a scourge on the BVI and we welcome all help in eradicating that traffic."

      Will we see that soon?
      • @resident (24/03/2024, 14:14) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        I have expressed my Thank You to Gov Jaspert. In addition
        Truly, without the souccesdful and unwavering efforts of our neighboring USVI.there would be zero illegal immigrant capture on our shores and inland.
  • ... (24/03/2024, 06:48) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Putin says all four gunmen held after 133 killed in Moscow attack"

    Whatever they are doing right we need to get on that and upgrade. Because if that happened here they 4 would be gone and never charged, never mind punished.
    • Rowboat (24/03/2024, 14:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Much research and investigation will be done by Rysdia in an effort to find the weakest link which enabled thise ISIS rebels. Pray that none are linked to the Caribbean. T^T,it has been reported as havjng the largest ISIS members supporters and volunteers in the Caribbean. Travel illegally and destination Russia through BVI anyone ?
  • Them no (24/03/2024, 07:35) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    All them police no what is going on and incent people that work and pay tax can't skin peace
  • Earth shaker (24/03/2024, 08:43) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
  • Well Well (24/03/2024, 09:05) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
  • BREAKING NEWS (24/03/2024, 14:53) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    most of the police are not from here so they don’t have a real social interest in this territory

    money gram & western union is what some of the officers are here for(build a home back home

    • Broken news (24/03/2024, 23:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      They can’t build a home here so they invest in where they from.
  • T (24/03/2024, 14:55) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tbem people have this shooting as a joke now man
  • Concerned residents (24/03/2024, 15:27) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is pretty sad to say, they had a visitor in custody lock away like a puppy with out knowledge of his relative, saying he was held as a suspect in the shooting incident.
    And now on the news its saying no one was held, this matter will be fellow up on because I'm really disappointed with the way the police officer handle this young visitor, put gun to hes head hand cuff him and throw him into the police vehicle and drag him out by his feet like a pig, we will fellow up on this matter soon as possible, this is not good or acceptable.
    Please can this matter be invested please, the BVI is a very beautiful place but these officer need to do a proper job.
    To be continue.
  • hot merchandise (24/03/2024, 15:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not as serious as murder. But yeah it seems some 'high level' private and public persons profit on crime in the
    BVI. If anyone in the BVI has come across a Kurzweil K2600XS synthesizer or its original Kurzweil K2000 synthesizer, or other devices similar that seem a bit out of place there - they are mine. They were at a 'stout'
    location and the owners of that location 'don't know anything about' my property temporarily left there. They did
    bring some food I had and a couple small items to a friend on Tortola after I left in Oct 2018. But the big expensive
    and rare music equipment has 'dissappeared'. They since then ignore my friend when they see her on Tortola,
    pretending they don't know her. I called a few times and 'M S' knows nothing. If you see that stuff, it is mine.
    I composed and recorded some albums using that equipment. It is stolen. Police given report do nothing.
  • check again (24/03/2024, 20:27) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last time they didn’t find a body til a full day later. Hope they did a thorough search.
  • flUffy (24/03/2024, 20:32) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    HOW DO WE EXPECT HELP OR BETTER FROM THE POLICE,WHEN THE POLICE THEMSELVES ARE THE PROBLEM???you go to make a report or seek help your either laughed at,told the inspector not around,or by time you leave the station your report is the headline in a whattsapp chat????Then we are now talking about vetting police officers??? Tell them turn off the ac,,screw down the windows.and drive around the districts !! And STOP GRINDING ONE ANOTHER ON GOVERNMENT TIME!!
  • we (24/03/2024, 21:12) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

    Forget All them island man police came from no were sitting in out doors toilet. Born poor come here and getting paid good and living in good house them can't get enough money so they turn to crime. Lo****k is the head cop of w**** B***. Man soon coming for his 3 pint's

  • A Capitalist Who Loves the BVI (24/03/2024, 21:40) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    So how are those strict gun laws working out for you now? I have never understood the British ethos of refusing to allow LAW ABIDING CITIZENS to arm themselves; actually, I do and it's because that's how governments can be tyrannical.

    But getting back to the question at hand, you don't even arm most of your police and many of them are a joke if you look at their level of physical fitness (pathetic). The argument that I most often hear is that there's this "unspoken understanding" that a criminal being arrested won't resort to deadly force if s/he knows the police officer can't or won't. What a crock of $hit. This new generation of gun thugs cares not a whit about anything like that, and this Territory had better get a grip on this nonsense, or it will see tourism contract to cruise ship passengers who only go to places close by the boat or on an excursion planned by the cruise operator but they won't stay very long or spread that much money around.

    If you won't arm your LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, then at least arm your police - all of them. Those that after testing that are found to be unfit don't get guns, but only desk duty. Problem not solved, but a start towards a solution.
  • Punk Rocker (25/03/2024, 00:14) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lad abiding citizen would get smoke also.
  • Anonymous (25/03/2024, 03:28) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is about what the police force under a UK chief has done to the people of the bvi they don't care about us
  • ... (25/03/2024, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank the almighty.
    With the 70th coming up, we don't need this string of violence. Not now, not ever.
  • @We (25/03/2024, 10:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really, What happened ? You forgot when the Bush was your Toilet .....or you didn't remember when Men from THE BVI, went to other countries to work to put food on the you just be quiet if you don't know what to say.
  • we (25/03/2024, 10:37) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ we u answer back great I know u had that out door toilet life and u have to be that dirty cop u know u are . I only know of out door toilet when I went to the islands. I grown up in a well keep home. Not broken like your that's why i work for mind no like u getting pay and taking money from criminal
  • @Capitalist W L BVI (25/03/2024, 11:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I totally agree with you except arming police would be useless if they are not around. Many times we go half the span of the island and see not one police car nor any identifiable police.
  • my country (25/03/2024, 12:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This thing about Gunshots being heard all over the Territory was going on since the year two thousand (2000) and before that.

    It has become normal to hear them now. I had been hearing Gunshots so often that I am not afraid anymore because it is normal - like the wind blowing.

    I made several complaints to the Police and Government Officials about these Gunshots in my community especially in the Purcell Estate Community - but that's a joke to them. It doesn’t make any sense talking about that anymore.

    Moreover, we have so many Shootings, Unsolved Murders and Drug Smuggling in this Territory that has become normal as well - like the rain falling.
  • Manjack (26/03/2024, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is in a name? The focus seemed to be on a name change. It is smoke and mirrors , shiny object over here affair. The mission of policing is to serve and protect. Consequently, the RVIPF should be laser focused on arresting rising violent and property crime, etc.,Let’s stop the chasing of the shiny object nonsense. Did not CoP Mark Colins didn’t like the word “Force” in RVIPF and proposed changing the name of the organization. Who has the name ever apprehend and arrested?

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