Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a report of a shooting incident in Arnos Vale on Thursday which left one man dead.
The deceased has been identified as Jeran Deroche of Frenches.
Preliminary investigations revealed that around 2 am, patrons were attending a karaoke event at Trotman’s Depot in Arnos Vale when an unknown masked gunman approached a group of people and opened fire.
Officers attached to the Calliaqua Police Station were alerted to the incident and later arrived on the scene.
Three other persons received gunshot injuries during the incident and were taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for medical attention.
Deroche was pronounced dead on arrival at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The motive surrounding the shooting incident is unknown at the moment.
A postmortem examination is expected to be carried out on Deroche’s body to ascertain the exact cause of death. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are encouraged to contact the police.
Deroche’s death marks the twenty-sixth homicide reported for 2022.