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Son charged for shooting – father charged too

Police officers at the scene shortly after the shooting

A 26-year-old native of Jamaica and resident of Lower Estate on Tortola, Nickail Chambers, has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm with intent to injure.

The charge stems from an incident in which shots were fired at Fort Hill on June 22, according to a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

On the date of the shooting, police went to Fort Hill after they received reports that someone had opened fire at a male resident who managed to escape.

Chambers is scheduled to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning, July 12.

In the meantime, the RVIPF stated that additional charges were laid when its members executed a search warrant at Chambers’ home and allegedly found a quantity of marijuana.

Chambers, along with his 52-year-old father Owen Chambers, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to supply to another.

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