Kenny Edwards, a 19-year-old resident of Lowmans Leeward remained in hospital Monday evening nursing bullet wounds sustained when he and two other villagers were shot sometime after 7 a.m. that day.

Head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police Sydney James, told I-Witness News that the two other victims, Ashley Roberts, 18, and Kenlon Baptiste, 30, were threated and discharged the same day

James said police have taken two men into custody in connection with the shooting.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has seen a number of shooting incidents, including deaths, over the past few months.

Police on May 10 charged Lowmans Leeward residents Jason Henry, 29, and Rodney Roberts, 24, with the murder of fellow villager 20-year-old Kyle Phillips.

Phillips was shot yards away from his house around 9 p.m. on May 6. He died in hospital about two hours later.

I-Witness News understand that one of the victims in Monday’s shooting, which was described as a “shoot out” is a relative of one of the men charged in connection with Phillips’ death.

Accused drug runner Godfrey Cumberbatch, 42, died after he was shot twice in the head while sleeping in Calliaqua during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning.

He was killed one week before a scheduled court appearance in connection with a drug bust earlier this year

Meanwhile, Chesley Dewers, a 32-year-old carpenter of Golden Vale died around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after being shot in his community.

Police say unknown assailants shot Dewers several times in the chest.

3 replies on “Three injured in ‘shoot out’ in Lowmans”

  1. Jennifer Davis says:

    How on earth are all these guns getting into the country. What does immigration do when someone arrives at the airport. Do we not have metal detectors. If this does not change we will continue to see more deaths in our country. It would become worse that the city that has the most gunshots death in the US.

  2. Jennifer Davis says:

    How on earth are all these guns getting into the country. What does immigration do when someone arrives at the airport. Do we not have metal detectors. If this does not change we will continue to see more deaths in our country. It would become worse that the city that has the most gunshots death in the US.

  3. C. ben-David says:

    How do all these guns reach SVG? Not by plane, at least not the illegal ones. We are a maritime country, believe it or not. The guns arrive by sea, many, if not most, in exchange or ganja, our most important cash crop.

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