KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, May 13, IWN – This country recorded another homicide on the weekend, bringing to five the number of persons murdered here over the last two weeks.
Reports say that a man who goes by the alias “Hammer” from Francois Village in the Vermont Valley was found dead on Sunday.
Initial reports are that he was shot and killed.
I-Witness News was unable to confirm this with the Police Public Relations Department as police spokesman ASP Jonathan Nicholls, who heads the department, has said that I-Witness News is not a media entity.
The killing in Vermont comes in the wake of the shooting death on April 28 of Andrew Ashton, 51, in Rose Place.
On April 29, Helen Renita Fox of Lodge Village was murdered and ex-police officer Lionel Hoyte was charged with that crime.
Police are also investigating the murder of Devon “Jahjus” Steele, 33, who was gunned down on May 5 at Rose Place, Kingstown.
That same night, like Steele, Naphtali Diaz, 27, was felled by a bullet to the head in Paul’s Avenue, Kingstown.
No one has been charged in connection with the deaths of Steele and Diaz.