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Police investigating lower Monkey Hill shooting incident as SKN’s murder count increases to 28

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Lawmen are investigating the double homicide incident that occurred in Lower Monkey Hill, St. Peter’s, St. Kitts, on Wednesday November 22nd. A police communiqué says officers observed two (2) males lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds about their bodies, upon arrival. The victims identified were 29-year-old Lequani T. James and 24-year-old Kevin Collins, both of Upper Monkey Hill.




Both succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Kejaun Connanier of Carty Alley, Newtown, aged 21, also sustained gunshot injuries to both legs. He was subsequently transported to the JNF General Hospital by ambulance where he was treated and is currently warded. These latest homicides took the Federation’s murder toll to 28 so far for 2023.




Also, Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew, issued a statement following the recent homicides. PM Drew, who is also the Parliamentary Representative of St. Christopher 8 (St. Peters, Monkey Hill etc), said: “upon learning of the incident, I promptly halted all birthday celebrations and personally visited and extended my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. It was my sincere intention to personally engage with the affected families and the community before addressing the public, a commitment I fulfilled throughout the course of Wednesday and Thursday morning.” PM Drew expressed the Federal Government’s commitment in “taking all necessary measures within its power to put an end to such behaviour.”




Elsewhere, the People’s Action Movement (PAM) while empathizing with the families that mourn, called on Dr. Drew “to immediately resign and allow someone with compassion for all of our people, to take the reins of national security.” In November, the Federation has thus far seen 5 murders. Leader of the People’s Labour Party (PLP), Dr. Timothy Harris, said “I share the pain of the families who have lost loved ones and I extend sincerest sympathies to all.” He added “we must question too, whether this government is doing enough to address the crime crisis in the Country.”