Barbados: Man shot dead at Horse Hill, St Joseph

A man, expected to be in his early 30s, has been fatally shot dead on Thursday, 12 August 2021, while he was walking down the road. The incident took place at Horse Hill, St Joseph.

Barbados: A man, expected to be in his early 30s, has been fatally shot dead on Thursday, 12 August 2021, while he was walking down the road. The incident took place at Horse Hill, St Joseph.

The information was provided by the Police spokesman Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss. He informed that the incident took place around 9:50 pm on Thursday. The investigation is going on, and the name of the deceased has not been identified yet.

The Police spokesman stated, “Residents reported hearing a number of gunshots before finding the victim’s motionless body on the ground.”

The Police authorities are currently present at the crime scene.

The rate of murder cases has gradually seen a rise in the island country of Barbados.

On 11 August 2021, the unnatural death of 48-year-old Desmond Alexander Taitt of Apartment 2, Nelson, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church was reported, of which the investigation is still going on.

While earlier this month, a 21-year-old man was a gunshot. The incident took place on 3 August 2021, around 2:25 pm at Medford Land, Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church, in the region of Babb’s Minimart.

In addition, the island is also fighting with contagious COVID-19 pandemic. According to the statistics so far, there are a total of 4,509 cases of the COVID-19 virus, while a total of forty-eight deaths have been reported on the Caribbean island.

As per the COVID-19 vaccination report by the Health Ministry, a total of 1,00,760 people received their first jab of the vaccine and 82,733 have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly mutant.

The island would be receiving first tranche of 70,200 doses of Pzifer of the COVID-19 vaccine today from the government of the United States.

The Barbados government has asked the citizens to take their jabs of the novel coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible.