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Valentine’s Day shooting: SKN records 4th murder for 2023

Lawmen are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th, of 51-year-old Dahlia Hanley of Lime Kiln, St. Kitts. The incident occurred at the Irish Town Primary School, where she worked as a security guard.




Investigations thus far have revealed that at approximately 4:10pm gunshots were heard in the vicinity of the Irish Town Primary school. As part of enhanced operations and Community Policing efforts, officers on patrol in the area were able to respond immediately.




A chase and search ensued. Several suspects were apprehended and are presently in police custody. Items of evidential value were also recovered.




While the Force expressed condolences to the family of the deceased, police said “you can be assured that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” This takes SKN’s murder toll to 4 so far for 2023 (3 in St. Kitts, 1 on Nevis).




In related news,


Acting Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Education, Dr. Geoffrey Hanley, issued a Statement on Wednesday and condemned the recent act of violent crime:







Dr. Hanley expressed condolences on behalf of Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew who travelled to the Bahamas on official duties. As a consequence of the shooting, the Education Minister said the school is currently closed.





Acting Prime Minister, Dr. Geoffrey Hanley.