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UPDATE: Police confirms gunshot victim’s death, probe launched

Officers of the Armed Response Unit in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF.)

Police have confirmed the fatal shooting of a man near OneMart supermarket in Purcell Estate on Friday night, August 10.

An investigation has now been launched into the matter, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has said.

Details of the incident are not clear but unofficial reports are that the man died from a shot to the head. His body was found lying unresponsive on the street.

More details to be provided when it becomes available.

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  1. Sigh says:

    And so the senseless shootings have started again. This is so sad. If only the trigger happy men out there would start taking out those who are responsible for the deaths of the innocent individuals who were killed, cause we definitely need some vigilante justice in this place

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    • Billfargo says:

      Sometimes you have to do what needs to be done. Just can’t sit around and expect government to take care of certain business.

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      • Silence of the lambs says:

        More like Buffalo Bill.. please don’t encourage anarchy in this society!

        Let the queen’s minions do the job. The law will not protect persons knocking off suspected criminals.

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    • DEATH SENTENCE says:

      The “Death Penalty” need to be set back into sentencing/Court System.

      These GUN MAN NEEDS TO BE SENTENCED TO DEATH AND NOT SENT TO “LIFE IN PRISON” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Lord Ahmad says:

    This should not be happening here. The good die young. Black Love Matters!

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    • Tim says:

      All lives matter!! If you do wrong then expect wrong things to happen PERIOD!!

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      • Naw says:

        Except some people. They like heroin. So not all lives matter cause anybody want to get high that way can’t be human.

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      • Lord Ahmad says:

        Condolences to the victims family members and close friend. Tragedy can come upon anyone of us in this world. Without pointing the finger, we must acknowledge justice is for all. And the way to settle problems is not by violence.

        There is the rule of law and the court system to aid in this. Of my time in Purcell I can say this individual was a upfront guy, with a level head. I don’t know all about him, but have never seen him in altercation with anyone.

        Peaceful and humble at all time, for over many years. Now tragedy has come upon him and great pains for his family. I say BLM because we all we got, small community of people trying to make a better tomorrow for our children. Let’s work out differences positively. No more bloodshed in our islands. No one should be taken this way. The good die young!

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      • Hint says:

        Is this a hint ?

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    • Stupes says:

      It shouldn’t be happening anywhere.

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  3. Hodgie says:

    Has he died? Body still on the ground. Over 2 hours ago.

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    • What!! says:

      “Hodgie”. Do you think that if he was alive he would be left on the ground for two hours?? THINK!!

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      • Lisa says:

        Yeah Right! I totally agree with you. Who takes the time out to think before typing to avoid sounding dumb? Seems like Premeditated Dumbnest.

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    • Well well says:

      “Hodgie” you make me laugh.

      But if anyone knows anything please talk to someone you can trust to get word out. This one is a blow to the Purcell family!

      This one ain’t a laughing matter, I hope it’s not the straw the breaks the camels back.

      While we seek justice for this young man, I propose renaming that street in his honor — “Castro-Felix drive”.

      Peace!

  4. sigh says:

    reading these kind of news bring tears to my eyes. I pray to god that the young man lives.

    • @sigh says:

      You must have been valedictorian of the Good to Great miseducation Program.

      Per the article;

      “Police have confirmed the fatal shooting…

      “Man died from gunshot wound to the head

      ” The body was found unresponsive…”

      One reason why we hire from abroad.

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  5. Brad Boynes says:

    Sadly this has become a part / way of life in these Virgin Islands.

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  6. small island says:

    Our CHILDREN will suffer and be traumatized by so much violence just feet from homes and schools. A generation is being severely harmed. Do not let violence take root. Teach Mediation in the schools, rid the country of guns, provide outlets in sports of all kinds. It is a small island. This can be solved. Many of us recall a time when there was no violence in the BVI.

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  7. Talk says:

    I hope the ones who saw the incident would speak out!! What on earth he could have done to deserve this?

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    • Hopeful says:

      I hope someone speaks up,but from previous crimes where people knew the killers…many chose to stay silent. All now we are waiting for the killers of Mr.Penn and the innocent child to be found. Still,I will stay hopeful that ALL who lost their lives to gun violence will get justice one day.

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  8. Adios says:

    After almost 40 years of visiting the BVI, I’m done. What once was a wonderful community of gentle souls has become a jungle full of animals. God help you all. You have no one to blame but yourselves.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You are so correct. The people have turned into African savages. They have taken a paradise and destroyed it. The “belongers” are smarter than everyone. That’s why a year has passed since Irma and there has been absolutely no rebuild of anything. Trash and rats everywhere. No roads. They hate the white man but want the white man to bail their asses out. Someone show me one country, territory, municipality where the Africans are in charge and there is success. Africa the cradle of civilization and they don’t even have clean water. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

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      • Africa says:

        Not sure what Africans have to do with this. A savage is a savage, they are found in all parts of the world!

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      • SINTUATION says:

        You talk about African savages destroying a paradise. Was it not these same white people who plundered and pillaged the continent? The developed countries covertly install Greedy African leaders they can manipulate. Any African leader who advocates for independence of the continent is eliminated. Kwamw Nkruma, Sankara, Lumumba to mention a few were killed to create access to the huge resources on the continent.
        If Europeans had stayed in their part of the world and not dealt in the slave trade, Africans would be satisfied with whatever resources they had. Wherever a black man resides with a white colleague, the white man always feels superior to the black man and will do whatever they can to suppress the development of the black man.
        Fortunately, some black men who cannot be corrupted are emerging and the white dominance will eventually end. When the Blackman is finally independent of white rule, tell me who is going to buy whatever the white amn produces. We can trade among ourselves and we will keep our sunny weather.

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        • Hmmm says:

          I’m black and I don’t like black people. Not in Bvi, not anywhere. Screw racism, my neighbours are white and we get along just fine. I don’t have to worry about no drive by or nothing. Of course there is ignorance in all races but I’m just saying some of you Black people need to get your shite together from making sensible black people look bad. You all acting real ghetto.

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          • true says:

            I agree and I’m a white guy and I don’t like white people!

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          • Hm says:

            You should just bleach your skin .. put on a blonde wig and blue contacts…People like you do not deserve to be apart of Jacob… Just remember you will always be a negro…You will never be white!..

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          • Hold up says:

            If you are black then am sure you like your black relatives! You degrade black, and embrace white. There are blacks in USA and England and Africa – are they all the same in your book??

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          • @hmmmm says:

            wait till they turn on ur bro!!!for now alls well in red neck country…just wait, wait man!!

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          • Hmmm says:

            Lol at all the ignorant comments. Read the comment I made and you will see I have distinguished between sensible black people and the ones acting ghetto. Furthermore, not every black man is my brother and not every white is my enemy. I would like to think Lucky Dube knew what he was talking about. I do not claim to be white neither wish to be. But the fact is I have no problem with my white neighbours you racist group of ignorant bloggers. Neither do I claim to be a part of the ignorance that some of you Black people have enslaved your minds with. Empower yourselves and stop acting ghetto is all I ask so that you can join the sensible black people crew. Peace.

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          • Black panther says:

            Stfu

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          • @ @hmmm says:

            @hmmm said to wait till they turn on your bro. I don’t have a bro, you want to know why? Because he was murdered by a BLACK MAN. But thanks for the reminder. No crime is okay but charity begins at home. Why not focus on black on black crimes. That is where the change begins. People are suffering in the BVI at the hands of a black government, correct me if I am wrong. They go as far as discriminating against black people who are FROM A DIFFERENT CARIBBEAN ISLAND. Now if that isn’t ignorance I do not know what is. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery and stop the racism, stop the discrimination, stop the ignorance, stop the violence. Love and embrace everyone, no matter where they are from.

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        • green cup says:

          PREACH!!!!!

        • Rubber Duck says:

          The white people in BVI do not appear to be shooting each other on a regular basis.

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          • True says:

            Supporting their national Gov in the genocide of specific groups in their home countries is a more effective means Via the science labs,schools ,hospitals ,illicit drugs etc.
            The trickle down effect drips insiduously onto the unaware and enlightened poisoning the mentality of some that are not yet Woke.

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          • @Rubber duck says:

            All this means is blacks act as individuals while the whites act collectively. So when the white do it, it’s like normal .. it’s law.. they all support the same genocide in Middle East for example. But blacks do more 1on 1 murders.

            At the end of the day, ask the natives of all the colonized countries around the world who was most murderous ???? Historically speaking, it’s the same people running the world today. They have been supreme murderous people.

            They have infact made killing for land common and accessible. That’s how they got Canada, USA, EUROPE, Africa and the list goes on.

            If blacks were willing to kill like them, we would have a nation today!! I don’t care if you call it war, invasion, colonization or what ever hip political jargon you use.

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      • Wendy says:

        Agreed!!!

      • Cudjoe says:

        Any country etc where Africans are in charge and there is amodicum of success is on its way to have that success destroyed by way of the white man. It is sytemic and deliberate. An attempt to maintain the
        Lies and deception of evils.

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        • Rubber Duck says:

          Total crap. There is massive aid to underdeveloped nations around the world and the vast majority of comes from Caucasians.

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      • Common says:

        What a nonsense. People of all races are similar and there is good and bad amongst all of them. However, nuances are made within the culture, and yes unfortunately there is something wrong with the BVI culture. Parents not raising their children properly have created an upcoming lazy and greedy generation. Police not even enforcing the basic rules have created a lawless society. Amateur politicians with limited knowledge and expertise have made wrong decisions, leading the country and economy into a downward spiral. I really hope that the people realize soon that chance is required, I also hope that a leader will emerge soon which they can elect and support rebuilding the society and territory.

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        • Hmmm says:

          What a bunch of racist idiotic remarks. We will also look to avoid the islands until this type of open forum gives a more positive view! This is visible globally and you all speak so terribly of each other!

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          • Cuidado says:

            Anywhere you run,Natives are becoming ” Woke”. They are wising up and you remaining in your bubble wielding powers that are fast becoming imaginary,will not protect you from truth and the resulting discomfort. The islands for certain,wont be yourpower refuge so,so long and happy hunting.

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        • So says:

          Because,according to you something is wrong with the BVI culture,there is no contribution from the White Man? Keep in mind that this phenomena in the VI is relatively recent and coincides with the proliferation of expats which includes the W—— T groupies,South Africans,Australians NorthAmericans and other known destroyers and maintainers of the status quo
          That is like saying cancer is prevalent but marketing of non foods and its consumption does not contribute nor does germwarfare contribute to the genocide of specific socioeconomic groups as do prisons as an industry,substandard education,housing,so many factors subtle and not so subtle. It is a science practiced by the White segment of the Establishment and aided by others with little or no awareness,self or otherwise.

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      • CW says:

        THIS COMMENT IS RACIST AMD YOU ARE RACIST.

        MEDIATORS?

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      • Well says:

        Anywhere having clean water and no Whites will certainly be “discovered” by Whites to the detriment of Africans. In Africa where there is now unclean water,once was flowing with clean water. Trace the unclean results and willing to bet, the mess is a result of White interference. Africans
        survived and built thriving cities long before the emergence of mutants.

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    • Peaches says:

      @Adios I take your comment to mean that there is no crime where you come from? Name a place in the world that is crime free and I’d be happy to reside there. Yes, it’s sad the way our youths are handling disagreements. Very sad.

  9. Anonymous says:

    We are on our way to changing the name of the Territory. “Little Haiti”. Does anyone think that the cruise ships or the sailboat people aren’t reading and watching the crime rate escalate. This is the beginning of the end!!!!!

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    • Hark the harol says:

      You dou d like a real a**

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    • Really says:

      Sooo…ummmm.. dont the cruise ship ppl read the St. Kitts news too. Talking about crime and gangs

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    • Rubber Duck says:

      The Bloody Virgin Islands.

      Lets not forget where a lot of the blame lies.

      And it’s with the USA .

      Guns are common here because our neighbours are too stupid to appreciate the idiocy of guns being as freely available as popcorn. And it’s too easy to bring them here.

      We need massive penalties for gun possession

      10 years to start.

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  10. Hey.. says:

    If the police them stop fight for promotion and go out on the streets and the crime won’t be so high.

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  11. Orar por la familia says:

    DIOS MIO QUE PENA CON LA FAMILIA EL SUFRIMIENTO DUOS DALE CONSOLACION T SOBRE TODO MUCHA FUERZA

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  12. Concerned says:

    This violence needs severe consequences or it will continue bring marines back start kicking in doors of known criminals at 4am

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  13. Vi says:

    There killing in every part of the world

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  14. First Sentence says:

    “Police have confirmed the fatal shooting…..”
    “Man died from a gunshot wound to the head”
    “Body was found lying unresponsive…”

    Conclusion; Good to Great Program was a programming success. The reason why we hire from abroad.

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  15. what a ting says:

    parents train your children from young to respect lise and property. The older generation of parents used to do so that is why there was less crime. . Young parents do your part. Teach your little ones morals values-Some of you get upset when your children are corrected Stop it. model it for them. Do not let tv and internet train your children It this trend continues soo no one would be safe. Totypla parents communities, church members it is not too late

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  16. Richgdgy says:

    Cmon you guys get rid of the Libs and the Drugs and you will have a chance!

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  17. Ironic says:

    It is very ironic that every time there is a shooting, the police will show up some time later with a lot of big long guns. Do they really expect the shooters to sit around and wait until they find their guns and cars and come with flashing lights. When was the last time you hear of the police engaging a shooter in the BVI. The way our police force operates these guys know they have a 0.000001 change of encountering any resistance so they don’t event think of the police. Our police force only carries out mopping up operations. The police needs a more proactive approach to crime and violence. Sitting around and waiting for a crime to be committed and then mopping up and hoping to find a clue is not the way to operate in todays BVI. You don’t need to arm every police but you certainly need more than the handful you always see turning up to mop up.
    The police certainly also needs to be more visible in town and in these troubled areas that they know quite well. I have not seen an armed police patrolling town since the aftermath of IRMA. enough said.

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  18. CW says:

    The BVI continues to suffer in part because of Lack of Opportunity. Add to that awful leadership and a poor series of choices from them, and you get what you have currently. Should have taken the UKs support in rebuilding. Should be leading in the financial transparency industry instead of fighting the inevitable. Should be supporting each other as well as other island nations instead of tearing each other down. BVI has much further to fall before the people realize how the world around them has changed, I fear.

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  19. Sorry says:

    Sorry .. But the evil ways and people are killing the island .. Evil,wicked leaders and all . such a shame

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  20. Hah says:

    Where are the comments from the Dolphin lovers? Replace the victim with a dog and the outrage is through the roof. Unfortunately a murdered man isn’t as horrible as a dolphin swimming around in an enclosed area.

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    • Dolphin lover says:

      Thank you! I agree, and that’s why you can’t take westerners seriously. They have more in common with the beasts of the sea and field than with man. I tell you, they would put millions behind locking up Terrell Owens for dog fight, and watch Chicago run red with blood while they sip white wine!

      Historically speaking they really found of animals, to the 100degree.

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    • hmmm says:

      people make choices, animals do not often have a choice. This is where the difference lies.
      People do not matter less than animals, people make choices to help any living creature, including humans which are unable to help themselves.

      • @hmmmm says:

        You think you are a smart Alex? People come first. If you can choose to help Man or animal, and you choose to help animals time and time again, you got issues!!

  21. Question?? says:

    How does the execution style murder of a young man becomes a racist debate on this blog? Did I miss something? Was the killer of another race?

    Unbelievable. Meanwhile, there is a heinous murderer on the lam who needs to be caught. Anyone who would kill someone, especially by shooting them in the back of the head is very dangerous, and needs to be caught and taken off the streets right away.

    Something is wrong with this picture. Very wrong. Stay focus people. How about helping law enforcement solve yet again another murder? If you got some information that may lead to the apprehension of the killer, by all mean assist the police, but for God sake stop all this racist talk a rest. It really is not helpful.

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