Two males were attacked and shot by a gunman on Virgin Gorda (VG) last week, BVI News has been told.
The exact ages of the victims are unknown but BVI News understands that one of them is a resident of the Valley on the sister island.
According to reports, the two male victims were standing in the vicinity of Spring Bay when they were attacked by a gunman who fired about three shots at them.
Reports are that one of the men ran away after being shot but turned back to help his friend who had fallen due to the gunshot wound he received. The gunman had already fled by this time.
The wounded men were reportedly helped to a nearby clinic by a passerby.
BVI News understands that one of the victims was shot in his hand while the other was shot in the leg.
Our news centre hasn’t been able to ascertain whether police have established a motive for the shootings or whether suspects have been held in connection with the matter.
This incident comes amid yesterday’s report from The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) which said there has been a spike in gun crimes in the British Virgin Islands in recent times.
Police said several incidents involving firearms were reportedly used and even discharged last week alone.
Having already seized 21 illegal firearms for this year, the RVIPF said these most incidents are “evidence that there are a number of these illegal weapons [still] on the street”.
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