Police investigate shootings

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 8, 2010 – Police Release…The police are presently investigating a number of shooting incidents which took place over the weekend, they are as follows:

On Friday 26th February 2010 police responded to a report of shooting which occurred at approximately 9:30 pm at Leonard Dickenson Street, Ponds Pasture in the vicinity of the Newtown Primary School. Investigations revealed that Morvel Fahie a Taxi Driver of Lodge Village was shot at while he was driving taxi bus TA-122 north along Leonard Dickenson Street. Further enquires revealed that the front windscreen and the right front door of the said taxi was damaged by what appeared to be bullet penetrations. Dickenson escaped without injury and the vehicle was taken into police custody for processing and was released on Monday 1st March 2010. There are no suspect(s) in custody however investigations are ongoing.

On Saturday 27th February 2010 police responded to a report of shooting which occurred at approximately 3:55 pm at Fiennes Avenue and Fort Thomas Road. Investigations revealed that Kegel Phipps of Fort Thomas Road was shot in his right leg while riding a bicycle along Fort Thomas Road. He was taken to the JNF Hospital where he has been admitted in stable condition. There are no suspects in police custody at this time however investigations are ongoing.

On Saturday 27th February 2010 police on Nevis responded to a report of shooting which occurred to approximately 10:27 pm at Bailey’s Yard, Cole Hill. Investigations revealed that Saish James of Bath Village was shot in his right shoulder and was taken to the Alexandra Hospital where he has been admitted in stable condition. There are no suspect(s) in police however investigations are ongoing.

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