ST VINCENT – One killed, another injured in shooting incident

A Green Hill man died in hospital Friday afternoon shortly after being shot in Kingstown, while another man has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

The shooting occurred on McCoy Street in the capital.

A source close to his family said the dead man is Kemel Peters.

Peters survived a shooting incident just under a year ago.

Police are yet to disclose the identity of the other man who was injured in Friday’s shooting. They have also not commented on his condition, saying only he was being treated at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses say Peters was shot by a number of unknown assailants who fled the scene in a motor vehicle after the shooting.

Friday’s shooting brings to 13 the number of homicides in St Vincent and the Grenadines for 2017.

The incident also brings to three the number of people struck by gunshots this week.

On Wednesday night, 19-year-old Denika Samuel of Ottley Hall was shot in the neck at a bar in her community. She survived her injury. (iWitness News)

10 Responses to ST VINCENT – One killed, another injured in shooting incident

  1. Michael Cumberbatch
    Michael Cumberbatch June 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Enforce the LAW!

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  2. Milli Watt June 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    ahhhhhh life in de tropics now

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  3. Alex Alleyne June 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    A cancer spreading tru CARICOM.

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  4. Malcolm King June 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Stop the smuggling of weapons into the region. They need roving stop and frisk in high crime areas of carricom countries. These interdictions must be respectful and monitored to ensure there is no Police abuse. Lots of expats are afraid to visit or move back home because of the gun violence. It will destroy the tourism and hispitality business. Then we will become a bunch of little Haitis

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  5. Ossie Moore June 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Wherever there is a ” black majority ” there will always be killings . That’s what the slaves were taught to do by their masters . . . kill another.

    You don’t see any other race of people murdering their own like black folks do.

    . . . . and when a country’s main industry is tourism that is really bad news.

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  6. Ralf June 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    So Ossie Moron ISIS ain’t killing other muslims that look like them too? The shooting in the US the other day as done by a caucasian on anoher, so leave the place with your ignorance.

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  7. harry turnover June 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Ossie Moore you must stop making jokes all the time .”You don’t see any other race of people murdering their own like black folks do.”?????

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  8. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn June 18, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Just now ALL of these islands would be like a ghost town. No TOURIST will visit some of these islands just now. SOME hotels will be closed for good No one wants to die by gun shots. Right now Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago is out of control. BARBADOS st Lucia and st Vincent is getting their with CRIMES . Every week some one getting killed in these islands.

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    • Belfast June 18, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      And you may well ask yourself, Are our Caribbean politicians gifted with senses of hearing and seeing? The leaders of the islands, one after the other, have stood back, done nothing and expect that by magic this passing inconvenience would soon disappear. Now it’s on our doorsteps and all we are hearing from the clown in charge is that Barbados has made a promise to some or the other world body.
      We have our own IMF’s here in Barbados.

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  9. Belfast June 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Looks like it is a lot safer in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq than in the CARICOM civil war zone.

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