By: Spokesman Newsroom
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Friday 18th January 2019)- Two young men have been jointly charged for the attempted murder of the three young men who received gunshot wounds to their legs following a drive-by shooting in St. Paul’s while another suspect is in police custody.
29-year-old Maverick Tyson of Challengers Village and 26 year-old Kentab Tyson of West Farm Project were on Friday 11th January charged for three counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place.
According to a spokesperson at the Police Public Relations Department, the third individual in custody was held on Monday 14th January.
22-year-old Calvert Francis, 18-year-old Alvin Browne and a juvenile-believed to be a teenage boy- were attacked by gunmen on the night of Monday 7thJanuary just after 9:00PM.
The two young men charged in this matter were taken into police custody the day after the shooting incident.
Reportedly, on the night in question, the three young men were sitting on a wall next to Lover’s Lane Alley when a car stopped next to them.
Two men exited the car and opened fire on them following which they ran down the alley in an effort to escape and got shot in the process.
Local authorities have applauded the efforts of officers who were on patrol in the area that night for having quickly responded in thwarting the gunmen’s attack.