Masked gunmen dressed in black shoot at group, killing two
Jerroy "Jay-Jay" Phillips (left) and Lorenzo DeShong were killed Saturday afternoon
November 6, 2022

Masked gunmen dressed in black shoot at group, killing two

Police are investigating a double homicide at Redemption Sharpes in which four masked men, dressed in black are said to have opened gunfire on a group, killing two young men.

A release from the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said the incident, which occurred at about 2:35 pm today, Saturday, November 5, 2022 is being investigated by The Major Crimes Unit.

Dead are Jerroy “Jay-Jay” Phillips, a 27-year-old labourer and Lorenzo Deshong, a 30-year-old labourer, both of Redemption Sharpes.

“…On arrival at the scene, Phillips and Deshong were found with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer, while Deshong died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH),” the release from the police said.

Police on the scene on Saturday afternoon in the area where the shooting incident took place at Redemption Sharpes

“Investigations revealed that a group of men was congregated in front of a Liquor and Provision Shop when a white jeep, registration number unknown, drove by and stopped in front of the shop. Approximately four men dressed in black with their faces covered with masks exited the vehicle and fired gunshots at the group.”

A postmortem examination is expected to be carried out on the bodies to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Saturday’s killings bring the homicide count for 2022 to 36.

Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are asked to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crimes at telephone number 1-784-457-1211; the Officer-in-charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at 1-784-456-1810; or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. All information received would be treated confidentially.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.