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Police investigation prompted after gunshot victim turns up at hospital

Police are investigating reports of a shooting that has led to the wounding of an unidentified male victim on Tortola.

The reported gunshot victim is now receiving treatment at hospital, our news centre has been told.

The Information Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said they receive a “report from the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital of a male arriving with what appeared to be a gunshot wound”.

“Police responded and made inquiries that led them to Purcell Estate. Investigations into the matter are ongoing,” RVIPF Information Officer Akia Thomas told BVI News.

The incident is reported to have happened early Sunday morning, May 31.

The extent of the victim’s injuries are not yet known but BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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  1. Concern says:

    These guys cannot wait to make mischief they are iching to make trouble

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  2. Wait says:

    BVI is supposed to be safe with no weapons. It’s time for life imprisonment if you are caught with a weapon and the same goes for the thugs that run with the pos. This is ridiculous. This slap on the wrist because they are related to politicians or ruling families needs to stop. Crime does pay in the BVI.

  3. yip says:

    1am in the morning coming froma club afer flashing cash does he knows who shot him? was drinking with them a few minutes before?

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  4. Smh says:

    Poor guy geh set up from same guys excluding he bro

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  5. Straight up says:

    The same little group he was with SET HIM UP TO BE TAG AKA ROBBED.

    • Ausar says:

      “Straight Up”, since you are well informed on the matter, why don’t you call crime stopper’s with the details?

  6. Will never learn says:

    The enemy is always in the mix, the enemy most of the time turns out to be the ones that is closest to you. I trust no one, when I roll, I roll solo. There is no such thing as friends or loyalty in these streets. They think they got street swag when they flash all that gold all they doing is setting themselves up to be GOT

  7. Doh says:

    Wait a minute….

    Customs told me personally that there are no firearms in the BVI. Is this article contradicting that statement?

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