In the wake of the shooting incident that occurred this past Friday, March 22nd, leaving one man injured, the National Security Council (NSC) convened an urgent meeting on Monday to address the matter.

During the meeting, the Commissioner of Police provided an update on the condition of the victim, Jeron Romney, as well as the ongoing investigation into the shooting. The Commissioner also informed the council about recent unconfirmed reports of further gunshots heard in the Huntum’s Ghut area on the evenings of March 23rd and 24th.

While the nature of these reported incidents remains under investigation, the NSC vowed to stay apprised of developments and have a more extensive discussion later this week.

The council expressed gratitude towards the members of the community who have already come forward with information to assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in their investigation. They also encouraged anyone who may have had contact with Mr. Romney in the 24 to 48 hours leading up to the incident to provide tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS) or the confidential hotline 368-9339.

In a call for calm throughout the Territory, the NSC urged all communities to continue supporting the police as they work to resolve this case and any other unsolved crimes. The council reaffirmed its commitment to introducing necessary measures and relevant legislation to bring about resolution.

The National Security Council, chaired by the Governor, comprises key figures including the Premier, the Minister for Communication and Works, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of Police. Its mandate covers matters related to internal security and significant criminal activities within the British Virgin Islands.

As the investigation into Friday’s shooting continues, the Territory awaits further updates from authorities on bringing those responsible to justice and restoring a sense of safety for all residents.