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TCI: Police Investigate String of Gun Related Incidents

#Providenciales, August 21, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident which occurred near the Blue Hills roundabout shortly after 4:00 a.m., Sunday, August 19th, 2018.  A 25-year-old male received multiple gunshot wounds, while the 19-year-old female escaped serious injuries.

A second shooting that took place after 12:00 a.m., on Monday, August 20th, 2018 is also being investigated by Police.  This incident took place near the Kew Town Kids Park.  A 21-year-old female in a parked car received a gunshot wound.  The second passenger, a 22-year-old man was unharmed.

An armed robbery occurred Sunday, August 19th, 2018 in Grace Bay.  Shortly after 2:00 a.m., a man was approached by two armed men, who robbed him of personal items.  There were no reports of shots fired and injuries.

See below statement from the Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Trevor Botting:

“The weekend has seen three incidents which involved a firearm, none of which appear to be directly linked.  These matters are of great concern to the RT&CIPF, as they should be to all the communities on the Turks and Caicos, given the levels of violence used.  Detectives are investigating these incidents but we need the help of local communities in bringing those persons responsible to justice and to make the TCI a safer place.  There is no place for these such incidents in our communities and I am asking for your help in these investigations; we must work together to make our communities safer.  My officers will be actively pursuing leads and you will see an increase in policing activity in areas of Providenciales over the coming days.”

If you have any information into these incidents please contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901, 941-8082, 911 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-8477.

 

Release: RTCIPF

 

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