Police investigations have been launched into two shootings that took place over the weekend

An investigation has been launched into the shooting death of Dale Hooper, 19 years old Labourer of Glen that occurred on Friday April 9, 2021 about 9 pm in Glen.

According to investigations, some unknown person(s) with malice aforethought caused the death of Hooper by shooting him about his body with a gun.

The death of Hooper marks the 9th homicide recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2021.

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried on the body of the deceased Dale Hooper, to ascertain the exact cause of death.

The police are asking person(s) with information that can assist with this investigation to contact the Assistant Commissioner in charge Crime at 1784-456-1339 or the Officer in charge the Criminal Investigations at 1784-456-1810 or the officer in charge of the South Central Division at 1784-458-4200; or any Police Station/Officer that you are comfortable with.

Police say all information will be treated confidentially.

Meanwhile , Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident involving a 50 years old Labourer of Redemption Sharpes that occurred on Sunday April 11, 2021 about 6:45 p.m. at Redemption Sharpes.

According to investigations, an unknown assailant, with the intent to commit the offence of murder on the virtual complainant, shot him on his right hand and right side of his body with a gun.

The police are asking person(s) with information that can assist with this investigation to contact the Assistant Commissioner in charge Crime at 1784-456-1339 or the Officer in charge the Criminal Investigations at 1784-456-1810; or any Police Station/Officer that you are comfortable with.

All information will be treated confidentially.

Police say it has been observed that some of the evacuees and other persons are taking illicit substances into the designated shelters across country.

In light of this, the general public is hereby notified to desist from carrying out this practice with immediate effect.

Police say any person(s) found in breach of this order will be prosecuted by law.