Basseterre, St. Kitts, – A St. Peter’s resident was rushed to the J. N. France General Hospital Saturday morning with gunshot wounds.
Ricaldo Jeffers is the third person to be attacked by gunmen in less than 24 hours and the fourth injured in four separate shooting incidents for the week.
Friday night gunmen wounded Hannibal Williams of Taylors and minutes later, Glenville Francis was shot dead in Newton Ground.
Francis was shot dead by an unknown person, who pumped five bullets into his body in the railway line area.
Francis’ killing is one of two shooting incidents on Friday night, hours after the burial of the Finch sisters, who were murdered in violent circumstances on March 1.
In the Taylor’s shooting on Friday night, Hannibal Williams was shot reportedly after he opened his door to see who was knocking. He has been hospitalised but the extent of his injuries is not known.
On Sunday, March 11, Old Road residents, 23-year-old Dejohn Foster and 21-year-old Ajani Reef were sitting on the steps of the Old Road Community Center when a lone gunman appeared and began firing shots at them.
Reef underwent emergency surgery and was listed as being in a serious, but stable condition. Foster was listed as being in a stable condition.
Francis’ murder Friday night brings to six the number of murders in St. Kitts and Nevis for 2018.
On January 17 2018, 19-year-old Cleon Browne was gunned down in a hail of bullets as he walked along the road in Rawlins Village, Gingerland, Nevis.
On January 21, the body of 45-year-old Shirley Dawn Morton of Hanley’s Road was discovered in a house owned by her boyfriend, Wayne “Spyer”Chapman in Buck’s Hill, Gingerland.
On March 1, 19-year-old Naomi and her 20-year-old sister Jimmyliah, were strangled and partially decapitated partially on the seashore in Keys Village.
Less than 12 hours later, 26-year-old Mikelton Tyson of Phillips’ Village was shot to death.
The public is still waiting on police to disclose the exact cause of death following a second autopsy on 23-year-old Shaquille Pemberton, whose body was found in bushes in the Gillard’s Meadows, near the control tower of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.