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SVG records first homicide for 2017

St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its first homicide for 2017 on Tuesday when Randy Lawrence, an employee of the Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was shot dead outside a bar in Arnos Vale.

According to Police, Lawrence received approximately 5 gunshot wounds at about 7:00am on Tuesday February 14, 2017, in the vicinity of the Chill Spot Bar and Grill. He reportedly died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Police have detained Junior Jarvis, a Public Relations Consultant, and journalist who formerly worked at the Searchlight Newspaper, for questioning in relation to the shooting.

The killing brings an end to a six-week stretch without any homicides here.

In 2016, this country recorded 40 homicides.

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