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UPDATE: Suspect in custody after Monday night’s shooting

One male suspect has been taken into custody in connection to Monday night’s shooting in Old Plantation on the eastern end of Tortola.

Police did not disclose the identity of the suspect or that of his reported victim who is still in critical condition at Peebles Hospital.

The gunshot victim who police said is a resident of Fat Hog’s Bay was reportedly shot in the chest, BVI News understands.

“The details surrounding the incident are still unclear, but investigations are ongoing. Police are asking anyone who may have information in relation to this shooting to come forward and help with the investigations. Persons can contact the RVIPF through its three-digit access number 311 or the Intelligence Unit directly at 368-9339,” police said in a media release Tuesday afternoon.


A man has been hospitalised following a shooting in East End on Monday night, April 15.

Information to our news centre is that the man sustained two gunshot wounds to his upper body.

He is said to be in critical condition at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital, formerly the Peebles Hospital, in Road Town.

Circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear but BVI News understands that the incident happened minutes before midnight on Monday.

BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available

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  1. E Scott says:

    One theory is he heard the news about Skelton cline and decided no point carrying on and tried to end his days

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    • Wow says:

      How insensitive a thing to say!

      Would you be saying this had the victim been your loved-one????

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    • To E. Scott says:

      Your comment should never have been posted. Admin can you please remove it.

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    • @ EScott says:

      With regards to Skelton Cline, looks and smells like the funk the then opposition, now ruling party and government, were daily extrapolation upon in the HOA and media.

      It is apparent, then, that the more the electorate vote for and expect change, as in life in general, but especially in politics and big money, the more they stay the same, it appears.

      Meanwhile, the only difference now is, there a seemingly acceptance of the smell of cronyism and other, while the barrage of attacks on a particular “bald head” has all but subsided.

      Hence, the symptoms have subsided, but the core cause may not have been cured?

      Expecting any significant in the governance of the government and its financial apparatuses is in deed a futile expectation, it may appear.

      Nonetheless, success for and upward financial mobility for this country, this government and its people is our only desire.

      Because, if they fail, we all fail!. If their belly empty, our belly will be empty. If their roof leaks, ours will pour!

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  2. Ire says:

    The hospital has not been officially been renamed

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Should be renamed after one of the native sons of the BVI.

    Many minds have out grown the saga of the colonialist.

    It is our time and turn now.

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    • what about says:

      Maybe instead of renaming we can name a ward or department within the hospital after him, such as field he made invaluable contributions to.

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  4. Turth says:

    A nother fool worried bout a name and some ones life is on the line

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  5. Oops says:

    Just like the headline under the health minister ,”Recycling Trucks”. CSC. Praying for a full recovery to the victim.

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