Eyewitnesses are claiming that yesterday’s shooting incident near Alexandra Maduro Primary School in Baugher’s Bay involved multiple gunmen.
One male victim was reported injured and taken to hospital after the incident but a self-described eyewitness recalls seeing two persons with injuries.
The ‘eyewitness’ claimed that one of the injured parties fled the scene on a motor scooter.
Reports to our news centre are that the area was relatively populated moments before the shooting.
“I heard about two shots and I looked out and I saw people running,” the said eyewitness recalled.
“Some guys ran in a blue small car and they drove off. And then some other guys ran in a brown Jeep and they drove off as well. I saw this guy pass on a scooter with blood running down his side. He had gotten shot.”
The alleged eyewitness further said the injured rider motored away with a pillion passenger who was seen concealing what appeared to be a weapon. The other gunshot victim remains in hospital.
Meanwhile, the ‘eyewitness’ who was a visitor to Baugher’s Bay said the experience was frightening.
“It’s really scary. Up to now I cannot believe the time that happened.”
The shooting is said to have happened several minutes after 5 o’clock on February 6.
Police arrived on the scene shortly after. Investigations are said to be ongoing.
A male victim has sustained gunshot injuries following a shooting in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola on Tuesday evening, February 6.
The gunshot victim is now being treated at Peebles Hospital in Road Town.
His medical condition is not known at this time.
Meanwhile, BVI News understands that the hospital has been placed on police lockdown as a result of the incident.
Details of the shooting are still sketchy but more information will be provided as this breaking story develops.
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