St Vincent and the Grenadines: 15-year-old brutally shot multiple times

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A 15-year-old has been brutally shot dead in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The deceased has been identified as Teroy Peters of Arnos Vale, who was a student of Bishop’s College, Kingstown.

As per the report of the police authorities, the murder happened on December 16, 2021, at around 3 pm. The body of Peters was lying on the public road in Fenton Mountain by the locals, who immediately informed the Calliaqua Police Station.

When the police authorities arrived at the crime scene, they found Peters body with several gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, the officers have noted that a postmortem examination would be carried out of the dead body to authenticate the exact cause of death, after which they would be able to make a statement.

Further, no information has yet been shared by the police officials. An update will be given as soon as authorities reveal information regarding the case, as the investigation has already been commenced.

If we talk about the crime rate of St Vincent and the Grenadines, it is not much high as compared to the other islands of the region, such as Jamaica and Haiti.

Violent crimes in the island country, such as – assault and armed robbery, are very few, whereas vandalism, theft, corruption and bribery are reported moderately. Drug dealing and trafficking cases are frequently reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Crime in the Caribbean region has seen a massive increase, especially in the challenging times of the COVID-19 outbreak. As per the statistics, so far, there are 5,758 individuals contracted the COVID-19 virus.

On the other hand, a total of seventy-seven patients have lost their lives to the contagious COVID-19 mutant in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The vaccination figures show that around 29.9 percent of the islands’ total population is vaccinated atleast by taking one dose of the COVID0-19 vaccine, whereas around 22.8 percent of the total population is now fully vaccinated.