Police have confirmed the death of the male resident who was wounded in a shooting in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola Thursday afternoon, September 10.
He has been identified as 55-year-old Fat Hog’s Bay resident, Matthew Daly.
He was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the the scene, making him the BVI’s second murder victim for 2020. Another male resident was fatally shot on Tortola just a week earlier.
“Persons with any information related to this incident are asked to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque directly on 368-9809 or via the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682. All information will be treated with discretion and confidentiality will be assured,” the RVIPF stated in a media release late Thursday night.
An unidentified male has been injured in a shooting that happened in the Spring Ghut area of Tortola on Thursday, September 10.
Police Information Officer Akia Thomas told BVI News the shooting happened shortly after 1:30 pm.
“Police responded and observed one male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds,” she told our news centre moments ago.
His condition is unknown and Thomas said details surrounding the incident are unclear but police investigations are ongoing.
BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available.
In the meantime, this incident comes just a week after a fatal shooting on the main island. Purcell Estate resident George Burrows was shot to become the territory’s first murder victim for 2020.