St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – On January 11, St. Kitts and Nevis recorded its first homicide in 2023 following a shooting incident in Bath Village, Nevis.
Reports indicated that the incident occurred sometime after 4 p.m.
A video reaching our news desk showed the aftermath of the shooting with one of the victims lying on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds on his body and blood splattered around him.
A statement from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force shared on January 12 provided more details stating that Police Officers responded to a report that two persons were shot in Bath Village at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The two men who were shot are 45-year-old Javier Charles of Bath Village and 26-year-old Javon Grant of Maddens Estate.
According to the police statement, the two men were sitting near a bar in Bath Village when two armed, masked assailants approached and shot at them. The assailants then fled the scene. Grant collapsed, and Charles ran.
Both victims were taken to the Alexandra Hospital in a private vehicle.
Grant was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Charles is warded and in stable condition at the hospital after sustaining injuries to his neck.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Charlestown Police Station by dialling 469-5391, the nearest Police Station or the Crime Hotline at 707.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.