The Police are investigating an attempted murder incident in which two young men were shot and injured.
Officers from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force were in Verchilds while conducting patrols when they heard what sounded like gunshots being fired in the Old Road area. They responded and were later joined by other officers from various units, as well as soldiers from the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force. Upon arrival, they were directed to two victims with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Investigations so far have revealed that 23-year-old Dejohn Foster of Old Road and 21-year-old Ajani Reef, also of Old Road, were sitting on the steps of the Old Road Community Center when a lone gunman appeared and began firing shots at them. They ran, but were shot several times about the body. Both were transported to the J.N.F. Hospital in a police vehicle. Reef was taken to undergo emergency surgery and is listed as being in a serious, but stable condition, while Foster was listed as being in a stable condition. The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.
The scene was processed by members of the Crime Scene Unit and items of evidential value were taken into custody. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. Persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialing 467-1887, 467-1888 or 662-3462.