St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Although police picked up a number of persons for questioning in connection with Friday morning’s shooting incident at the home of Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, no charges have been laid.
The Deputy PM’s home in Sandy Point and his private vehicle were fired upon just after 3 am Friday (Mar 10).
Richards and his family members were inside the residence at the time but were not injured.
Superintendent Lionel Moore told WINN FM that two persons were picked up on Friday and remain in custody, assisting with the investigation.
Police have offered no possible motive for the shooting, however speculation is rife that the incident was an act of intimidation against one of Richards’ younger relatives.
The Deputy Prime Minister told WIN N FM that he and his family are doing okay despite the traumatic incident. He said he leaves the matter in the hands of God and the Police, and thanked all who expressed concern for his safety and that of his family.
Richards also issued a statement expressing confidence that law enforcement agencies will “handle the matter through to its logical conclusion within the limits of the law”.
Minister Richards added that this incident will not prevent him or his family from going about their normal routines.