May 18, 2022, Kingstown –Two personshave died, one hospitalized with critical injuries,and another is nursing a gunshot wound following a shooting incident at New Montrose on Monday, 16thMay 2022. The deceased men are Elon “TV Head” Barber of New Montrose and Daniel “Romano” Skerrit of New Montrose.
Preliminary investigations revealed thatthe deceased was sitting among a group of men at the roadside in New Montrose.They were later approached by two masked gunmen who opened fire on them. As a result, four of them received gunshot injuries about their bodies.Three of the victims were subsequently transported to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for medical attention, where two of them succumbed to their injuries.
The other injured person, OmarieSargeant was later found along the Ottley Hall Public Road unresponsive with gunshot injuries. He is currently warded at the MCMH while the other victim was treated and discharged.
A postmortem examination will be conducted on the deceased to ascertain the exact cause of death. The motive surrounding the shootings is unclear at the moment. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
Persons with information that can assist with the investigation are asked to contact the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Crimes at 1784-457-1211, the Officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department/Major Crimes Unit at 1784-456-1810; or any Police Station, or Police Officer you are comfortable with. All information will be dealt with confidentially.