Police cordoned a relatively large area while conducting initial investigations into the confirmed double-murder that happened early Saturday morning, February 10.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said two men were killed during the shooting incident near Althea Scatliffe Primary School several minutes before 5 o’clock.
One victim is said to be a close relative of a local police officer. Names are being withheld at this time.
Meanwhile, when BVI News arrived at the location in question, our journalist observed that the crime scene extended from Station Avenue where the school is located, on to the James Walter Francis Highway heading east.
A section of the dual carriageway next to the entrance of the Moorings was littered with police evidence markers. Traffic was redirected to one side of the thoroughfare.
This morning’s incident is the second double-murder in just over two months and the second reported shooting this week.
Today’s murders are reportedly the first for the year.
Residents reported hearing a few single shots then rapid and successive gunfire when the incident happened.
Our news centre will continue to provide information as this story develops.
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