Grenada Broadcasting Network

16th July 2024

  

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Man Dies Following Shooting Incident

One male has been detained by police for questioning in relation to Tuesday evening shooting death of Jonathon Richards of River Lane, Gouyave, St. John.

Bullet holes were pointed out to our news crew by villagers who are aggrieved following a shooting incident that eventually claimed the life of one of their comrades.

According to sources, Jonathon Richards was shot multiple times last evening by an unknown gunman who later fled the scene.

It is alleged that the perpetrator arrived by boat,  committed the crime and escaped through similar means.

Villagers are questioning the motive behind this, describing Richards as someone who was making an adjustment to his life.

Villagers believed the incident was no coincidence. A streetlight in the Gun battle area was brought into focus.

Police are actively investigating circumstances leading to the death of, 30 year old, unemployed, Jonathon Richards of River Lane, Gouyave, St. John.

About 6:58 p.m., Tuesday March 21, 2023, police received reports of gunshots being fired at Upper Depradine Street (Gun Battle) Gouyave, St. John.

Subsequently, Jonathon Richards, who sustained several injuries believed to be gunshots wounds was rushed to the General Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing. A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Prior to this shooting incident, Richards was involved in shooting and wounding of a minor a few years ago.

 

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