by Staff Writer
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Constituency Representative for the Mc Knight area, Mr. Jonel Powell is expressing condolences to the family of two young men who died Monday from gunshot wounds.
Police are investigating the deaths of 20 year- old Lamont Heyliger of Mc Knight and 19-year-old Jahquan Merrit of Fort Thomas Road who were in a shed when an individual reportedly shot them.
Heyliger’s body was found motionless on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. Merrit was shot in the head. he was rushed to the JNF Hospital but died from his injuries, according to a police report that said reports were received of the shooting after 6 pm Monday.
Statement from Jonel Powell:
” It was with deep, deep sadness that I learned last night of the double murder of two promising young men from Central Basseterre.
Lamont and Jahquan struck down in the prime of their lives.
Every single act of violence is one too many. We cannot afford for our McKnight, for our Federation, to be robbed of young people with so much potential.
Especially to the grieving mothers, my constituents, Shawna and Jovanna and their families that have been torn apart by this senseless violence, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
No parent should be left grieving their child.
This loss of young lives is a loss not only for the McKnight community but a loss for the entire Federation.
We cannot and will not go back to a community where people feel fearful for themselves and their loved ones.
It is a difficult time for Central Basseterre but we will remain #McKnightStrong and fix this problem, together. 🙏🏾RIP Monte, RIP Mini”