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longhorn
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was there a mass shooting in st thomas yesterday at the boat races?

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Topic starter Posted : April 28, 2014 12:57 pm
speee1dy
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also a shooting first day of carnival.

what other info do you have

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Posted : April 28, 2014 3:02 pm
longhorn
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this was posted on a local radio hosts' facebook last night:

Shoot out at boat races on STT; multiple victims arriving at Roy Schneider Hospital. Police are in the downtown area still pursuing possible suspects seemed with firearms & bullet proof vests.
A lot of people have been injured and are showing up to the hospital.

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Topic starter Posted : April 28, 2014 3:16 pm
speee1dy
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any idea how many injured, what started the shoot out anyone killed?

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Posted : April 28, 2014 4:24 pm
longhorn
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speee1dy
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thanks

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Posted : April 28, 2014 5:26 pm
speee1dy
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well, not much info

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Posted : April 28, 2014 5:28 pm
isl3985
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Wow a shooting during Carnival time?!?!?! Who would've thought.........

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Posted : April 28, 2014 6:14 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Wow a shooting during Carnival time?!?!?! Who would've thought.........

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Posted : April 28, 2014 6:37 pm
CruzanIron
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..and I am sure that, like last year, there are no witnesses.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 6:49 pm
Alana33
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Not so funny for the victims and their families.
Very sad that we have deteriorated into such a crime filled society especially where Carnival used to be such a time for fun.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:00 pm
jostvandog
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If the bad guys cant put it aside for a few fun days then it close it down. Spoils it for the good folks but maybe thats how it has to be.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:02 pm
CruzanIron
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Alana, the facts aren't in. Maybe those 'victims' were involved in something that we don't know about.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:02 pm
JulieKay
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My husband and I have a sad joke that the opening night of Carnival announcements are actually the "Opening Lecture." So much of the announcements about behaving and honoring the Carnival Village, not bringing fights to Carnival, etc. Sad that it still happens.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:04 pm
Alana33
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So they deserved to be shot IF they were involved in something we don't know about?

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:04 pm
DonExodus
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The big problem is the danger posed to innocent bystanders. The people doing the shooting are not known for their marksmanship. Cars sprayed, last year wasn't it an ice cream truck? Kids everywhere, makes me shudder.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:20 pm
CruzanIron
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So they deserved to be shot IF they were involved in something we don't know about?

As I said, we don't know the facts.

And yes, some people DO deserve to be shot.

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Posted : April 28, 2014 7:28 pm
Ronnie
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As far as rumors go, I hear the one the police shot was on trial in St Kitts and was apparently hiding here. Now to verify that.

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Posted : April 30, 2014 11:01 am
CruzanIron
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A St. Kitts national was yesterday morning (Apr. 26) shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

According to www.virginislandsdailynews.com, the young man was shot "just outside the Carnival Village, which had officially opened only hours earlier".

The website stated that the police were not, at the time, releasing the name of the dead man or the police officer who did the shooting and St. Thomas-St. John Police Chief Darren Foy was reported as saying, ""We are conducting an internal investigation."

However, a source close to the young man's family gave the name as Clyde Norford of St. Paul's Village who was residing in St. Thomas.

The website stated that police had reported hearing shots fired about 12:15 a.m. yesterday in front of Fort Christian, yards away from the Carnival Children's Village, and minutes later reported a "man down".

It also stated that "dozens of people were within plain sight of the shooting when it occurred, few admitted to seeing anything" and "no one reported having heard any arguing prior to the shooting".

On June 3, 2007 Norford was charged with wounding with intent committed on May 28, 2007 at Cockle Shell Beach on the South East Peninsula.

He was also one of six men arrested and charged for the murder of Gregory Anthony Zakers, whose lifeless body was found in Black Rocks on April 12, 2008.

He was however subsequently released.

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Posted : April 30, 2014 12:25 pm
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Wonder if he was here legally, not that it makes a difference, but if not, that's another crime he may have committed. He must have fled St Kitts to avoid legal action.

I've heard that many other Caribbean islands are more aggressive when it comes to fighting crime. Grenada had rifle toting, camouflage wearing security guards stationed at shopping areas, because there were several robberies supposedly committed by US deportees.

Isn't there a remote island in the Indian Ocean where countries can send their criminals???

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Posted : April 30, 2014 7:46 pm
tedc
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Reunion Island... but they wouldn't like everyone's misbehaving deportees any more than we do here. I prefer the prison continent of Antarctica personally.

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Posted : April 30, 2014 7:57 pm
DonExodus
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So, any updates? Any new festive GSWs to report?

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Posted : May 2, 2014 3:14 am
OldTart
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So, any updates? Any new festive GSWs to report?

J'Ouvert was proclaimed as "the best in years":

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2014/05/02/best-jouvert-years-community-says

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Posted : May 2, 2014 11:31 am
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