Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The Royal police of St Christopher and Nevis is currently investigating a shooting incident that took place at approximately 2:00 am on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Stapleton Village, resulting in the deaths of two individuals, 35-year-old Jermaine Henry and 34-year-old Denzil Edwards, both residents of the village.
According to initial police investigations, a few men were playing cards in a yard when a lone gunman entered the premises and fired shots at them. Two of the men, including Henry, were fatally shot, while another man sustained a broken leg while attempting to flee. Edwards was rushed to the JNF General Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries soon after.
The Crime Scene Unit has processed the scene and collected items of evidential value. The police are urging the public to come forward with any information that may help with the ongoing investigation. Anyone with relevant information can contact the Stapleton Police Station.
St Kitts and Nevis has seen an increase in the number of homicides in recent years, prompting increased efforts by the police to reduce these incidents. The police have been working days and nights to combat violent crime and bring perpetrators to justice. Despite the challenges they face, they remain committed to their duty of ensuring the safety and security of the community. The public is encouraged to support the police in their efforts by reporting any suspicious activity or providing any information that could help solve crimes.
The government has also been taking steps to address the issue of rising homicides. This includes investing in law enforcement agencies, increasing funding for crime prevention programs, and implementing social interventions to address the root causes of crime.
Additionally, the police have been working closely with other agencies, such as the Department of Justice and the National Crime Reduction and Prevention Strategy Committee, to develop and implement strategies to reduce crime.
The police and the government continue to ask the general public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. By working together, the community and law enforcement can help create a safer and more secure environment for the people residing in the nation.