Dominican businessman Clyde Ferriera has been shot by a masked man in Tortola, the police in that British territory have said.
The 54-year-old was shot on Thursday night in an area called Baugher’s Bay.
Police said Ferreira told them that he was unlocking his vehicle at around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday night after visiting friends in the area, when he became aware of a masked man, dressed in black, hiding in the bushes. This man, it was alleged, pointed a handgun at the victim, causing him to turn and run.
The unknown assailant then fired the gun at the victim several times, causing injuries to the lower part of his body. Officers who subsequently searched the area found three spent shells nearby.
The police are trying to establish a motive for this allegedly unprovoked attack and investigations continue.
Ferreira is presently at the Peebles Hospital in Tortola.
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