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UPDATE: Softball player George Burrows was allegedly shot while in bedroom

- Unknown gunman fled on foot
September 3rd, 2020 | Tags: shooting murder Purcell Estate killing George Burrowes
The home in Purcell Estate, Tortola, where well-known softball player George Burrows was shot to death on September 2, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
The man fatally shot last night, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, has been identified as George Burrowes. Photo: Team of Reporters
The man fatally shot last night, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, has been identified as George Burrowes. Photo: Team of Reporters
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Well known softball player George Burrows, 54, was reportedly shot to death while he was asleep in his own bedroom, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

Burrows, who had featured in the latest softball league that ended on August 16, 2020, was fatally shot to the head while at his Purcell Estate home sometime after 9:00pm last night, Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

‘Tall, hooded gunman’

Information reaching our newsroom is that a ‘tall, hooded gunman’ entered the home of Burrows and shot him while he was asleep in his bedroom.

Neighbours reported hearing 2 gunshots.

At least 4 other persons were reportedly in the home at the time.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, September 3, 2020, said its officers responded to a report received after 9:30pm on September 2, 2020, of a shooting in Purcell Estate.

“On arrival one male was found with what appeared to be a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead at the scene.”

Gunman fled on foot

Police said the deceased is confirmed to be George Burrows who resided at Purcell Estate.

“It is alleged that he was shot by an unknown assailant who fled on foot,” the press release stated.

Persons with any information related to this incident are asked to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly on 368-9809 or via the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

“All information will be treated with discretion and confidentiality will be assured,” police said.

See previous story published September 3, 2020

Man shot to death in Purcell Estate

- identified as George Burrows

There has been a fatal shooting in Purcell Estate, Tortola.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, a man identified as George Burrows aka 'Shawala' was shot in the head while at his home sometime after 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

It is unclear if any arrests have since been made.

The Territory is under curfew from 1:00pm to 5:00am.

More details to follow.

60 Responses to “UPDATE: Softball player George Burrows was allegedly shot while in bedroom”

  • Aw Man (03/09/2020, 06:45) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP King❤️
    • Devastating (03/09/2020, 07:35) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply

      I hope they catch the person that killed him

      • Phil McCraken (05/09/2020, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Me too! To think we have killer living in our community is not good.
        People need to speak up and stop protecting the criminals.

  • Lb (03/09/2020, 06:45) Like (29) Dislike (15) Reply
    Why do you all keep bringing up curfew in this? A father is dead. Isn't that more important than a darned curfew? Can you let this man's memory and this tragedy stand in its own?

    What if it is someone in his own household that committed the murder? Is curfew even relevant at all then?
    • Observer (03/09/2020, 17:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ LB ... I agree with your point. As you said, IF the individual who committed this crime was actually a member of the household, the curfew would not have been of any consequence...I know Mr. Burrow and am very saddened to hear of this horrible incident. I pray comfort for his family members and may God help the investigators to find the one responsible for taking his life, very soon.
  • Wow. Wonder Why?. Need more eyes on the Streets.. (03/09/2020, 06:50) Like (21) Dislike (10) Reply
    Understand Police cant be every where but it seems like Police dont be no where...I suggested a few weeks ago im going do it again... Why cant the Covid emergency power act give the minister the power to use a few capable health workers to assist tbe police with enforcing the covid law? . They already have vehicles.... We definitelty need more eyes on the Streets..
  • My girl (03/09/2020, 07:03) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Another sad day
  • Chrome- (03/09/2020, 07:08) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Someone dont have to drive or walk the public street in Purcell to sneak up to someone's house. Purcell is full of alleys
    • K (03/09/2020, 15:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      It has to be someone who know those alleys well enough to trod through them and know where they will lead you to as well. No random person aint going venturing through no purcell alley just so.
  • Let’s wait (03/09/2020, 07:08) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sad indeed. You are not even safe in your home.
  • gkefkkdakxq (03/09/2020, 07:12) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip Shawala
  • Man don’t get shot (03/09/2020, 07:13) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
    For nothing..
  • Andrew Cox Sr (03/09/2020, 07:39) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Deepest sincere condolences........
  • And where’s maverick mick??? (03/09/2020, 07:48) Like (8) Dislike (45) Reply
    oh yeah, he’s on holiday at our expense as we starve while he and his drinking buddy gus boast on their social media their lavish lifestyle and holidays.

    Great leaders, great people.

    Hear, hear.

    When are they leaving???

    Or uk don’t want them either?
    • mad max (03/09/2020, 09:55) Like (48) Dislike (6) Reply

      Was it the COP who shot him? Should he have visited the crime scene in person? He is just an employee, he deserves vacation time like anyone else and can spend his salary on whatever he wants.
    • not so (03/09/2020, 10:57) Like (39) Dislike (5) Reply
      He is on his own personal vacation time and he is paying out of his own pockets not on your dime. Everyone deserves a vacation. Blame the starving on your self. People in the BVI starve because they are lazy, learn to grow your own foods and be dependent on yourselves and stop wasting energy worrying about how others live.
    • really ? (03/09/2020, 14:03) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      i thought everyone wanted COP gone and a local incharge. ?
      isnt that what we have here now ?

      lets see what changes shall we.
    • crazy (03/09/2020, 20:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Next time, tell them to let him know when they plan to murder someone so he can schedule his vacation around them.
  • Guns, more deadly than Covid. (03/09/2020, 08:11) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yep....this is so sad..
  • Cut deep (03/09/2020, 08:50) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    It’s time for the voice of the criminals used her voice for love of country. The community would appreciate if the host of C** D**p used her platform and called for a stop in Violence in our community. Everyone have a gift and hers is Definitely communicating with the criminals.
  • Softball Player (03/09/2020, 09:27) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    RIEP Shawala. Softball wouldn't be the same without you there.
  • for real (03/09/2020, 09:32) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Lb, they brought up the curfew because obviously, this happened during curfew hours. And so when this person is apprehended, they will also have to face the penalty of violation of their curfew.
    • Lb (03/09/2020, 12:41) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      And if the killer is of the very same household so no curfew was broken?
  • Would agree (03/09/2020, 09:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time for her to use her platform to denounce this behavior. Maybe she is under the criminals protection. Kishma would have done a much better
    job if she was the host of C..D...
    • Cut deep (03/09/2020, 10:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @would agreed- Kishma would be a much better job as Kishma talks with sense and reasons. Also do agreed the host of C** D**p is protected by criminals. That’s why she never talked about them.
  • Truth must be told (03/09/2020, 10:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop the spread fools police or health workers are not immune to nothing and as we see so far is them up and down spreading it not the people that is on there own going about there business . It appears to me that u all want to control the population and not stop the spread of covid 19 fools . Mind your business pray for you family we are not fools and don't want covid but will not live in fear of this control over the wrong thing when u all can't control the right thing . My condolences to this man and family . The world leader right now need heart pray for they are fearful and cannot lead in fear my people be wear.
  • Sad (03/09/2020, 10:25) Like (8) Dislike (20) Reply
    am so sorry to see this honestly but people don't just kill you for no reason i dont know what he got his self into for someone to do something like that ......
  • Z. McLean (03/09/2020, 13:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest In Peace, my friend.
  • @Cut Deep (03/09/2020, 14:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so disappointed in you. You got a show and you are using it to bash the Government. Sorry girl but the Government that you are bashing is not out here gunning people down, YES, you are MUM WHEN IT COMES TO TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE BECAUSE THE CRIMINALS IS PROTECTING YOU TAKE THAT CASHIERS TO THE BANK GIRL.
  • u (03/09/2020, 14:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What can this man do so the only place that is safe right now is in d grave lord have mercy we liveing in crrucal days my his soul rest in peace
  • Cowards (03/09/2020, 15:06) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can’t believe one of you cowards done shot o boy in his sleep. What is the world coming to? Whoever did this deserves to burn at the stake.
  • Real Talk (03/09/2020, 15:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like a coward you came enter mr borrows house and shot him more than likely you been in the house before let ask do you sleep well? i dont think so will you sleep good tonight i dont thing so guilt wiill consume you for real
  • Real Talk (03/09/2020, 15:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like a coward you came enter mr borrows house and shot him more than likely you been in the house before let ask do you sleep well? i dont think so will you sleep good tonight i dont thing so guilt wiill consume you for real
  • Real Talk (03/09/2020, 15:09) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like a coward you came enter mr borrows house and shot him more than likely you been in the house before let ask do you sleep well? i dont think so will you sleep good tonight i dont thing so guilt wiill consume you for real
  • vi (03/09/2020, 15:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P SHAWA been there for my kids sad
  • K (03/09/2020, 15:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord so the killer broke in his house and kill him. Lord fathee
  • Hmmm.... (03/09/2020, 15:40) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    So who actually saw the Tall, hooded Gunman? How did the Gunman gained entry into his house? Was it a break and entry? How did the Gunman know which room was his bedroom? Hmmmm....
    • Bugs bunny (03/09/2020, 16:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Maybe they had hidden camera in his home. Anything is possible these days.
      Here in the bvi we security man who goes around picking people house locks and installing hidden camera. It will soon come to light.

    • Insurance Policy (03/09/2020, 16:44) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Who could have benefitted? Investigate the gunman and his link to the house (had to had access to the house to know where the bedroom is)
  • watchman (03/09/2020, 15:45) Like (53) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s an inside job... stop being fool listen to the video the young woman said she witnessed her father got shot. Really and he didn’t kill her..: he is a nice killer because she witnessed her father got shot and he didn’t kill her. Something is very much Off with this story...RVIP do you job properly the is in the household.. who open a door for a kill..:
  • ?? Hmm (03/09/2020, 15:57) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who was the last person he had conflict with and what was the dispute about? Or did he had beef from the past? May the police can start there- or an argument with a woman.
  • Leenaye (03/09/2020, 17:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    It was hi* d******* n he* m**

    • @ Leenaye (03/09/2020, 17:17) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Not only you think so from that staged video.

      Stop get stupid ideas from Netflix. Satan is in the details and uses people.

      Family would throw you to the sharks.
    • o (05/09/2020, 06:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Lots of people trying to understand how the heck she stayed so composed to tape video and why would she seriously find herself taping her father dead on the floor. Everyone handles crisis differently but how she handled that doesn’t seem right at all. Man I would have trying to wake my father up all now - they would have had to sedate me - pressure would have been up. They slept in there the rest of the night or the day or the next day? Man I don’t know how I would have slept in there for a loonnnggg time. Nightmares - if the person coming back. Those children Different...... they all need to be rigorously questioned - they can take it - they took video and all.
  • joe (03/09/2020, 17:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest easy king
  • The TRUTH (03/09/2020, 19:02) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring back capital punishment.
  • Yes (03/09/2020, 19:16) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    So he just passed everybody in the house and went straight to the bedroom, why didn’t someone run outside and alert the neighbors that a stranger just enter their home, no...but they had time enough to take video and put it over social media. It was early in the evening so how the killer know the man was asleep..something ain’t adding up. Everyone who was their when the tall man pass through, need to be questioned throughly
  • CCTV (03/09/2020, 19:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    A few CCTV cameras around the place, that’s all that is needed to police this little 2 by 4 country. Why it hasn’t been done is mind blowing
  • captain flint (03/09/2020, 21:51) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The Government need to ask the UK for army to patrol especially as some of the police laid up with Covid 19. Things will get worse.
  • Your Guilty Conscience Will Tell On You (03/09/2020, 22:24) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    Murderer, blood is on your shoulder....
    Murderer, your inside must be hollow
    How does it feel to take the life of another?

    You can hide from man but not your conscience
    You eat the bread of sorrow drink the wine of violence
    Allow yourself to be conquered by the serpent
    Why you disobey the first commandment?

    Drinking sulphur bitters won't bitter like your end
    Only God can help you, no family nor friend
    Don't let the curse be upon your children's children

    Murderer, blood is on your shoulder....
    Murderer, your inside must be hollow
    How does it feel to take the life?
  • captain flint (04/09/2020, 07:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Police have to ask why this man was killed? Looks like a contract or revenge kill. The Government needs to get this murderer quick. Where he get the gun?
  • Casandra (05/09/2020, 05:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is cold handed killer whoever he is. I prsy he don't get sleep for the rest of his live. My condolences to the family.
  • Information (05/09/2020, 05:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have some information but prefer to email not talk on the phone.
    • 1-800-8477 (Toll Free) (05/09/2020, 11:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
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      You can call the phone number, 800-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The phone number provides an invaluable community service, so that anybody who has information about criminal activity can pass it on, without living in fear of the consequences. Many criminals exploit people's fear to avoid arrest.

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  • Best person (05/09/2020, 20:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y the police is not calling his children in for questioning and then rule them out .. then check his step son ....then he can be rules out...but his house hold need to be checked first.. . because the word is on the street
  • Neighbor (08/09/2020, 21:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    wasn't he in a fight earlier?
  • GG (11/09/2020, 11:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So u saying dem just watch a tall man walk up to their sleeping father and shoot him twice in the head. If they dont get question we have some STUPID cops.
  • Streets talking (28/09/2020, 07:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some guy from vg he a vanterpool

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