St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) may have ended 2023 in much the same way that it began: with a homicide.
It is not yet clear whether the latest homicide was the last for 2023 or the first for 2024.
However, well-placed source have told iWitness News that the latest homicide victim is Kenroy Peters, who is said to be in his early 30s.
He was found dead in Old Montrose Sunday night with what appeared to be gunshot injuries about the body.
A well-placed source told iWitness News that Peters’ body was found in the road near the pan yard in the Central Kingstown community.
The body had what appeared to be gunshot injuries to the head and upper torso.
Police are said to be investigating reports that suggest that Peters may have been shot around 11:40 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023.
There were 54 confirmed homicides in SVG in 2023 and if Peters is added to the list, he would be the 55th.
On the other hand, he might be the first homicide victim of 2024.
SVG recorded its first homicide of 2023 on Jan. 1., when police shot and killed Seage John, of Ottley Hall/Layou, in Rose Place during what officers described as an “armed confrontation”.
John’s family has questioned the police’s account of the circumstances leading to John’s death, but has opted not to speak to the media.
Police are yet to make a statement about the killing Sunday night.