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The killings and shootings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have continued despite the impact of Hurricane Beryl, which left at least two people dead and decimated infrastructure in the Southern Grenadines.

Acting Commissioner of Police Enville Williams told the media on Wednesday that police are investigating the death of a man in Bequia, who died as a result of gunshot injuries. 

He said the death was classified as a homicide. 

This means that the country had recorded 26 homicides this year, including eight in just over two weeks.

On Tuesday, the Police Public Relations and Complaints Department said detectives were investigating the death of Nickelson Thomas, 21, of Cemetery Hill, Bequia. 

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The release said Thomas’ body had gunshot injuries. 

On Saturday, Ekron Edwards, a 33-year-old minibus driver and resident of Ottley Hall, was fatally shot by a masked assailant while driving a minibus in the West Kingstown community. 

Meanwhile, Williams said that police had received a report of gunshots fired at a home in Mesopotamia. 

“And remember I mentioned earlier on that persons are taking our vulnerable period without electricity to commit acts of violence,” the police chief said, adding, “This is one such act of violence… 

“And I want to appeal to the young men, I want to appeal to Vincentians, if you see something, say something because we are quite literally and figuratively in the dark on this one.”

Williams said the police have no information on the shooting.

“… I want to appeal to those who know something to say something. But I also want to appeal to the young men who want to take the opportunity to commit acts of violence in our vulnerable period to take a hard look at what you are doing and remember we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law when you are caught. And you will be caught,” the police chief said. 

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