An official local police photo (used for illustration purposes only) shows a crime scene investigation van in St.Kitts. Photo by: Tristar Pursuits

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Wednesday 25th September 2019)-A young man in his 20s has been charged for trying to kill an older man who was in his community at the time.

Police have informed that on Monday 23rd September, 29-year-old Jason Henderson of Keys Village was charged for the attempted murder of Ivan Dunrod five days after a shooting incident took place in that village on the eve of Independence Day (18th September).

53-year-old Ivan Dunrod of West Bourne Ghaut in Basseterre was wounded.

Investigations so far have revealed that sometime after 5 PM on the day in question, Dunrod was by a shop in Keys Village when he was approached and shot by an assailant.

Reportedly, Dunrod ran from the scene and met a police officer who was in the area. The officer transported him to the JNF Hospital in the Police vehicle. He was treated for injuries to his arm and is listed as being in a stable condition.

Members from the Crime Scene Unit visited and processed the scene.