POLICE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF SHOOTING INCIDENT IN SANDY POINT

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 10, 2017 (RSCNPF): Police is investigating a report of a shooting incident which occurred about after 3.15am on Friday (March 10) in Sandy Point.

Initial investigations revealed that an unknown assailant(s) fired a number of gunshots at the residence of the Honourable Shawn Richards, the Deputy Prime Minister.

Police responded and observed damages to the home and his vehicle consistent with gunshots. The value of the damage is unknown at this time. The Hon. Shawn Richards and other family members who were at home at the time of the incident were not injured.

Officers from District “B”, the K-9 Unit and the Special Services Unit (SSU) responded. Technicians from the Forensics Services Unit are currently processing the scene and have already collected items of evidential value.

Superintendent Lionel Moore, District “B” Commander, in soliciting the assistance of the public said, “This is a rather troubling incident. We urge anyone who may have information with regards to this incident to come forward. You can do so anonymously by calling any station, Crime Stoppers or by using the SKN Crime Reporter App on your Smartphone.”

The investigation continues.

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