TORTOLA — The British Virgin Islands recorded its second homicide of the year when a businessman was gunned down Thursday night near a Huntums Ghut gas station in what witnesses told police was a drive-by shooting.
The deceased was identified as 30-year-old Le’Shaughn Smith, the owner of trucking, car rental and boating businesses.
The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday night, according to Diane Drayton, spokesperson for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
Kye Rymer, Fifth District Representative, decried the killing, noting in an online post that “the violence in the community deeply saddens me.”
He indicated that those who know something should say something.