The homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines moved to 18 on Sunday with yet another brazen shooting, this time in the nation’s capital, Kingstown.
Police have identified the victim as Eric Conliffe, a 47-year-old electrician, of Kingstown Park, who was shot and killed sometime around 2 p.m. in Upper Middle Street, where he was doing electrical work inside a building.
Immediately after the shooting, people spoke about seeing the suspected assailant walking down the cobblestone street “calmly” before going inside and shooting Conliffe dead.
They remarked about the brazenness of the killing, which took place in an area of the city where there are security cameras mounted on several buildings in addition to a national security camera installation used by police to monitor crime across the country.
A funeral was also said to have been taking place at a church nearby.
Police said on Monday that Conliffe “was reportedly approached and shot multiple times about his body” and that a post mortem is expected to be conducted on his body to ascertain the cause of death.
Conliffe’s death came less than a week after Nigel Thomas, 43, of Brighton, was shot and killed while visiting a female friend in Diamond around 9 p.m. last week Monday, May 8.
Two days earlier, Jamarlo “Ice” Dunbar, 31, of Pole Yard, originally of Rillan Hill, was shot and killed in Arnos Vale around 4 a.m. as he made his way home from a nearby entertainment venue.
Just one day earlier, 6-month-old baby Kai Lotmore-Hazelwood, died in Belair, after he was allegedly thrown from the first floor of a three-storey building in which a 43-year-old female who has a history of mental illness also lived.
Police have said that investigations continue into these and other recent homicides in which they are yet to bring charges, including Conliffe’s death.
Police are appealing to members of the public with information that can aid with this investigation into Sunday’s killing to call 1-784-456-1810 or 1-784-457-1211 ext. 4837 or 4839 or 999/911.
“All calls will be treated confidentially,” police said.
Three of the homicides resulted from police officers shooting and killing people in the line of duty.
The high maintenance girls strikes again right, So all them senseless killings is men who wants easy and quick money just to maintain them watch a statement being portrayed by a backwards asshole idiotic prime minister and yet you want to be re-elected as prime minister in 2025 is vincentians really watching what is actually going on god have mercy on us all
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