updated 1:08 PM PDT, Jun 23, 2017
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Gunshot Victim Dies – Police Searching for Witnesses

Last night (Monday May 8) it was reported that Shaun Richards, the victim of the shooting that occurred on Saturday in the Long Look area succumbed to his injuries.

Richards’ death came hours after the Information Office of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) announced that he was in a critical condition at the Peebles Hospital.

In the announcement the Police also made an appeal for witnesses to the incident to come forward. The Police announced that it is especially keen to receive information about the assailant that was said to be a man dressed in dark-coloured clothing with a hoodie.

It was said that the suspected assailant was seen walking or running pass the Stickett around 10pm on Saturday night. Initial eye witness report claims that the lone gunman walked up to the victim, who was at the time outside a home in Long Look, and fired several shots.

Further it was stated that the perpetrator fled in the direction of the Stickett. Additionally, the Police mentioned that it has been following various leads, and even responded to information that was circulated on social media.

However, the suspect that was approached as a result of the initial information was released without charge. The investigation continues.

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Two Accused of Assault 

Police have arrested and charged a man and a woman for assault involving two separate incidents. 

Hannah Matilde Santana-Ferrol, 44, was charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm on the 26th April. 

She was granted bail in the sum of $5,000 signed with one surety for her appearance at the Magistrate’s Court on the 2nd June. 

Also, on the 28th April, police arrested and charged a 47-year-old male resident of the Valley, Virgin Gorda for the offence of Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm.  

He was granted Police bail in the sum of $5,000 with one surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on June 16th.

Police did not release his name. The allegations will be rolled out for both cases when the defendants appear in court.

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