Police have confirmed the death of a male resident who was shot in Purcell Estate, Tortola around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, September 2.
He has been identified as George Burrows who resides in the area.
“It is alleged that he was shot by one unknown assailant who fled on foot,” police said in a media release Thursday morning.
“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 Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said.
The incident happened during curfew hours.
Information reaching BVI News indicates that a male resident is feared dead after being shot in Purcell Estate on Tortola.
Sources in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the incident occurred in the vicinity of OneMart Superstore shortly after 9 pm on Wednesday, September 2.
When contacted, Police Information Officer Akia Thomas, said: “I can confirm reports of a shooting.”
However, she said information was still coming in so further details were not readily available to share with our news centre.
In the meantime, members of the RVIPF were said to be at the scene of the shooting up to publication time.
BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available.
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