St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its first homicide for 2018, last evening, following a shooting incident in Redemption Sharpes.

Dead is 22-year-old Jabarry Charles.

Charles was shot while celebrating his birthday with friends, yesterday January 24, 2018.

Police said they received information at about 8:56pm on Wednesday, that masked gunmen approached a group of young men at the pavilion in Redemption Sharpes and opened fire.

Charles, received gunshot wounds to the right side of his neck and shoulder. He was taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Four other persons: 20 year-old Leon Neverson, Ronaldo Allen-age 20, Maurice Charles an18 year old student and Shemel Richardson a 17 year old Student all of Redemption Sharpes, received gunshot injuries and are currently at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital receiving medical care.

The Police are asking anyone with information that would assist in the investigation of this incident, to Contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) or any Police Station in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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