A youth who made headlines multiple times this year, including for assaulting one of his younger brothers with whom he lived alone, is among the two men who were shot Tuesday night.
Michael Lyscott, a 20-year-old unemployed man from Old Montrose, presented himself at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital Tuesday night with a gunshot wound to his leg.
“The circumstances surrounding Mr. Lescott’s injuries are currently under investigation,” police said in a statement on Wednesday.
Lyscott arrived after the hospital sometime after Junior Woods was shot in both legs in Green Hill.
Woods, who is self-employed, and his girlfriend were on their way home in motor vehicle P4556, a blue Starlet, when an unknown assailant attacked them.
Woods was treated at MCMH.
The two men are among six people, two of whom have died, who were shot in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since last Saturday.
The latest victims bring the homicide count this year to 52, a record that is 10 more than the one set last year.
On Monday, Lyscott appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on a wounding charge.
In June, Lyscott, then 19, was charged with cocaine possession, days after the court handed down a suspended sentence on him for wounding his 16-year-old brother by striking him with a bottle.
The court had summoned Lyscott’s mother and ordered the intervention of the Social Welfare Department after learning that he was living in a house alone with his two younger brothers, one of whom was 7 years old and travelled from Old Montrose to Byera for school daily.
Meanwhile, Woods made headlines six years ago, when he was in a car on May 5, 2017, in which police found an unlicensed firearm and two magazines, each loaded with 15 rounds of live ammunition.
Woods was in the driver seat of the car, whose engine was running, while his cousin, Gershon Calvin Cole-Woods, of Belair, was sitting in the front passenger seat, and
Colin “Cocoa” David, of Fair Hall in the back seat.
The vehicle bore the registration number PK581, which turned out to be a false registration plate.
Police alleged that Cole-Woods had in his possession one .38 revolver and 15 rounds of .38 ammunition without a license issued under the Firearm Act and brought a charge against him.
However, Cole-Woods disappeared in September 2017 while on EC$50,000 bail and his relatives said that they believe he was killed.
The RSVGPF is urging anyone with information related to Tuesday’s shooting incidents to come forward.
People with information can call 999/911/457-1211, or reach out to the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department at 456-1810, or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with.
“All information provided will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Investigations into the cases are ongoing,” the police statement said.
“The RSVGPF remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community and will spare no effort in bringing those responsible for these incidents to justice.
“If you see something, say something! Do not cover up for the criminals. Work with the Police and share any information that you may have. Together, we can prevent crime, arrest and prosecute criminals, and make our communities safer.”