Man shot in Roseau during lunch hour, assailant reported to have taken off with gold chain

An ambulance at the scene of the shooting in Roseau today

A man is currently receiving medical care at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) after sustaining a gunshot wound on Hillsborough Street, near Republic Bank and All Saints University.

A reporter from Dominica News Online (DNO) happened to be near the bank shortly before 1 pm when a single gunshot rang out. This resulted in one injured individual seeking refuge within the All Saints University compound while the suspected assailant casually left the scene.

According to other eyewitnesses, the victim was walking in that area when he was approached by the assailant. A physical altercation ensued, during which the suspect brandished a firearm, ultimately shooting the victim in the hand.

Multiple witnesses confirmed that the assailant, who was dressed entirely in black, also forcibly took a gold chain from around the injured individual’s neck before making his escape.

Within 10 minutes, law enforcement and medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the injured man, who had sought refuge inside All Saints University, to the hospital.

DNO will continue to follow this incident and provide information on further developments.

Ambulance inside All Saints University compound where the injured man sought refuge

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  1. Bwa-Banday
    September 19, 2023

    Thats easy to solve. Molly’ the Boowick and the SOS snipers at work. :twisted:

    They sit on the block all day smoking weed while law enforcement pretend they don’t exist. Now money scarce they have to maintain the habits. Soon they will turn the guns on the one who made them rouges and vagabonds. There will be nowhere to hide, mark my words.

  2. September 18, 2023

    Hello and good evening my people. I am sorry to hear of another shooting in Dominica and I hope the victim make a full and speedy recovery. Why can’t the Police put Cameras up and get one of our elected officials to put forward a bill to make video footage accepted as evidence in Court. Roseau is small twenty five well placed cameras will deter the criminals.

  3. Hagas
    September 16, 2023

    Here is hoping the victim makes a full and speedy recovery. Hoping also that the perpetrator is apprehended asap.

    That being said, the criminally inclined, like the poor and sick, will always be amongst us. The challenge for all societies is coming up with effective and viable ways to deal with those challenges.

    One thing for certain, ignoring those segments of the population is not an option for a society that values peace, progress and tranquility.

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 16, 2023

    We are supposed to be an independent sovereign nation: there is nothing wrong with one sovereign country borrowing money from any nation, in the process establishing some form of diplomatic relationship. In Dominica it doesn’t appear that the relationship with China is as simple as that.
    There is a Ambulance in the picture; what do we see? On observation, we see an ambulance painted white with red insignia around it, the same as seen on Ambulance all over China.
    This doesn’t only signify a complete takeover of Dominica by the communist China government, but a complete loss of our Dominican identity!
    Clown, you claim that Roosevelt is a born leader, I contend he is a born idiot. Blind by his thirst for money, power he is unable to recognize that he is a puppet in his own land manipulated by a people looking down at him as dirt.
    The Chinese hate Black people, and Roosevelt has forgotten he’s black!
    They want a base in Country, Roosevelt powerless to stop it!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1
    September 15, 2023

    Boy, Politics was so different in Dominica before. Every party lashed each other but at the end of final count, everyone regardless of color ate in the same pot. There was never that kind of hatred, greed and jealousy. That POWER hungry attitude wasn’t that obvious, but the table changed since Lenny became the leader of that USELESS WICKED PEOPLE PARTY. All his interest is about MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and more MONEY. People became more hustle, disrespectful, angry, greedy, violent, demanding, possessive. An atmosphere of hate, greed, jealousy and careless for each other clouds the entire country. Today we are living in a NASTY BUSINESS country, Dominica.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 4 Thumb down 16
  6. Lin clown
    September 14, 2023

    You ibo,support all crimes and criminal activities in Dominica.Your speedy and full recovery is fake.You believe the more crimes committed in Dominica is the better chance UWP have of returning to power,so you support crimes.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 7 Thumb down 33
    • Ibo France
      September 14, 2023

      Crime does not discriminate. Anyone can be a victim of crime at anytime. I will encourage all of society to pool our collective efforts to fight this scourge so all can live in perfect tranquility. Let us live peaceably with one another despite our political and other differences.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 26 Thumb down 6
      • Man bite dogs
        September 14, 2023

        That guy Ibo,is a hypocrite and at the same time a bloody manipulative dishonest psychopath, just like his friend Ugly Lenny, two of the same.

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    • me
      September 14, 2023

      @Lin clown
      Ibo support all crimes and criminal activities in Dominica? I wonder which Ibo you are referring to?
      I have read Ibo bloggs exposing and condemning myriad criminal activities on island:
      useless/ senseless murders
      money laundering activities,
      neglect of the youths by Chu-Chi,
      corruption and malfeasance in government,
      stealing of elections,
      white collar crimes,
      excessive use of force by the police,
      white collar crimes by those in jacket and tie, AND MANY MORE!
      You need to be explicit. Which Ibo are you referring to?

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 2
      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 17, 2023

        Well, Me, since Roosevelt Skerrit commits the most crime in Dominica, if lbo supports all crime, that means he is aiding and abating Roosevelt in committing crimes everyday.
        And that means he is going with Roosevelt that notorious thie., everyday to kidnap people ting oui!
        Trouble is thief steals alone so that is why we can’t find where the Mr. Thief hides his stash of thieving money; but I will find it one day, and lock him up eh!
        But; the thief knows how to hide his thieving money in shell companies, I will have to retain some forensics money specialists trained to find shell companies, and the money hidden in their vaults. I’m sure when they find a certain thief vault, it will contain more than was found in Al capon’s they will find no less than two billion dollars locked away in it, some say it could be up to four billion dollars oui, and that is in U.S currency dem say oui!


        What a damn thieving corrupted…

  7. Rosita
    September 14, 2023

    Welcome to lawless Dominica. Welcome!

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    • September 15, 2023

      Rosita, lawlessness is everywhere in the world, in mighty America, in Jamaica, in Trinidad, in Barbados, in Antigua, in St. Lucia, everywhere. It is not because you hate the Government of Dominica to think that lawlessness is only in Dominica. Stop being a UWP blue monkey sucker and wake up to reality.

      • Rosita
        September 18, 2023

        Once again, welcome to lawless Dominica. By the way, who rattled your cage?

  8. Left the mourn
    September 13, 2023

    Proverbs 9:2 is clear and simple to understand: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn”.
    No doubt we have a very wicked and sinful government so unfortunately our people are not happy and their unhappiness leads to violence, lawlessness and mourning.

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  9. Trouble I See
    September 13, 2023

    Fact is Skerrit has destroyed Dominica and the crimes we are seeing on island now, almost on a daily basis are confirmation of bad governance, who by way lead with no regard for the law and constitution. The future of Dominica looks very grim with the damage Skerrit has done. So we now have a generation of young people that don’t have good paying jobs, politicians taking their girls from them, organizing a sewo for them every week to blindfold them and on top of these ills the government found the best thing to do is legalize marijuana for them. Man it’s really sad to see what has become of Dominica the last 19 years that Skerrit seized leadership’. But people brace up as this is just the bogging of trouble

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    • Sharon S
      September 14, 2023

      The problem is people heart has gone cold. Can’t have an argument without a cutlass or gun. The youth wants to have his gold chain hanging and show off. What is in it and spend the rest of you life in jail. The we are living in is evil. Check out Libya, Morocco Hawaii. Parts of the US. Wake up people still we are blaming it on Politics. We are living in the last days. We have not seen anything yet…We need to get on our knees. Call on God. More than 6,000 died in Libya and nine thousand missing. We on the Islands are not immune to it. Stop blaming either Party and know the days we are living in. May The Lord forgive us.

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  10. Inept
    September 13, 2023

    Didn’t the am and the other government officials take an oath to protect the citizens of Dominica? If the are negligent in performing their “legal” duties then some family of a victim or victims need to sue the government. They keep failing in executing their duties while putting every citizens life at risk. The frequency of these unsolved crimes should be proof enough to charge the government; if there’s one. The minister of homeland security should be a defendant in such cases. Things are getting too out of hand. Too many guns on the streets of Dominica and the government is not doing anything about it, and the people are not demonstrating and demanding a safe society to live in.

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    • September 18, 2023

      When your ruthless husband or wife beating you up in the bedroom, I will come breaking your bedroom door down to protect you.

  11. Ibo France
    September 13, 2023

    Nothing stops a bullet like a good paying job. Poverty, combined with unemployment, is the MOTHER of crime. Unemployment among the youth population in Dominica is around 60% and climbing. We are imploding!

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    • September 14, 2023

      Ibo, you are just another a……. All your attempts to get rid of the Labor party Government have been futile and will continue to be so.

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 24
    • Putin
      September 14, 2023

      By this twisted logic (no surprise) there should be no gun crimes in developed countries or countries. Warped!

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 2 Thumb down 21
    • make it make sense
      September 14, 2023

      Bulls#$t. Stop making excuses for these criminal scum. If poverty was the cause of crime you would have people stealing FOOD and necessities. Why would a poor person be looking to steal a GOLD CHAIN. Just pure stupidity.

      Crime is caused by broken households that raise broken, demented children. Lack of fathers in the home, mothers that don’t respect their husbands and love their little evil babies so much that they don’t discipline them. That along with a media that glorifies gansterism in music and movies is what breeds this culture of crime

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      • Sharon S
        September 14, 2023

        Oh my such truth. Dysfunctional homes. Refuse to allow The man to lead. Cover our children when we know they have done wrong. Well said. Why don’t steal food if you are hungry? why a gold chain? It is deeper than what we see. It begins in the home. Unruly kids. Great statement.

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 3
    • SIA
      September 14, 2023

      I know an unemployed young man who refused 2 job offers. Jobs that his friends and brother are doing. said young man was residing at his grandparents house, his grandmother asked him to clean some fish, he told his grandmother that his mother does not let him clean fish.
      Despite of the unemployment and low wages situation, those who want to contribute to society do so. Our youth were badly brought up and are lazy and entitled. Even some of them who have jobs barely perform at their jobs. Thus the reason for the poor customer service. The government is not performing but that is just a reflection of the type of people we have on island.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 4
      • Ibo France
        September 14, 2023

        DNO, Roosevelt attack dogs are coming after me like enraged fire-ants. Can you offer me some protection from this vicious rhetoric?

        In fact, I relish them.Just kidding. I have broad shoulders and a thick skin. These unjustifiable attacks on me, led by ds, Lin Clown and Dog Abuser, are like water running off the back of a duck. I’m immune to them as they make for good humour.

        Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 5
        • Putin
          September 14, 2023

          Typical Linton fashion…throw stones and when they boomerang, accuse everyone of persecution and cry for protection!!

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 17, 2023

        Your comment seems to be only an insinuation; people are staved in the country, for lack of jobs and employment, and you talking nonsense about youths are brought up lazy?

        I don’t get it; then you went on a tangent where yo mentioned entitlement!

        Entitlement is: “a government program that guarantees certain benefits to a particular group or segment of the population.”

        So, here we are, whereas Roosevelt gives away free house, free money, and proclaim that when people in Dominica asks God for something, and he takes long to give it to the person; when they come to him Roosevelt Skerrit for something he gives it to them right away.

        So, with that knowledge the youth my well believe they have a right to Roosevelt gifts, therefore employment is not on their agenda, begging takes precedence, but, about this melodious tune about the cleaning of fish, I don’t believe a single word you spoke about that!
        If anything blame Roosevelt for them believe they are entitled to anything.

  12. Ibo France
    September 13, 2023

    I wish a speedy and full recovery to the victim of this brazen crime. Happy to learn that he did not meet his demise.

    These shootings are much too frequent. The criminals seem embolden by law enforcement unacceptable low rate of detection. Look at the time of the day and the busy location. Unbelievable!

    Instead of using state resources to cheat another general election, more public funds should be spent on training and resources to create a well resourced and professional police service.

    My final comment. Where is the outrage from the public?

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  13. Ibo France
    September 13, 2023

    I wish a speedy and full recovery to the victim of this brazen crime. Happy to learn that he did not meet his demise.

    These shootings are much too frequent. The criminals seem embolden by law enforcement unacceptable low rate of detection. Look at the time of the day and the busy location. Unbelievable!

    Instead of using state resources to cheat another general election, more public funds should be spent on training and resources to create a well resourced and professional ice service.

    My final comment. Where is the outrage from the public?

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  14. Lin clown
    September 13, 2023

    According to Ibo and MEME.Every crime committed in Dominica is committef by an unemployed person.Another one for you Ibo and MEME.The shooter was unemployed,hungry and homeless.Skerrit did not give him a job,so he shot the guy and took his chain.

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    • Behave
      September 13, 2023

      Is that all you can say? I can’t honestly believe you think innocent people being robbed is acceptable in Dominica full stop.

      It’s a well known global fact that unemployment, poverty and crime have a very “intimate” relationship.

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    • MEME
      September 13, 2023

      @Lin clown
      I am happy the shooting did not cause yet another death.
      You must learn to attend to the topic at hand though. But can you do so? NO you cant!! You are now seeing how wicked and evil Skerrit is. It’s never too late to learn. Skerrit said he run things in Dominica. So when things in Dominica go wrong, he is to be blamed. That’s logical reasoning!!
      I thought you would try to come up with a solution, but your brain is a vaccum, empty like ———-.
      Yes unemployment among the youth is a major problem. Additionally, Chi-Chi gave them small portions to smoke..You seldom see police officers on patrol in the city, many people are hungry as well, and can’t even have ONE meal per day..So in Dominica, we have a section of the population that is desperately desperate, abandoned and forgotten, while a few greedy PASSPORT SELLERS are “living the life of riley”..That’s why the innocent can get caught in the cross fire..Does Skerrit care? My answer is NO!

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      • Ibo France
        September 14, 2023

        Intelligently and brilliantly put.

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    • make it make sense
      September 14, 2023

      Just pure stupidity. That is why no matter how much I dislike the current government I can never ever put a vote for these blue idiots.

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      • Bwa-Banday
        September 14, 2023

        That’s the problem with Dominica. PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

        The Cabal can nuclear the entire population but you will keep them in power because of politics and not country first. Wow!!! Oh Dominica!

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      • Hmmmmmm
        September 14, 2023

        @make it make sense
        What has upset you? The truth?
        Well you just can’t stand the truth, but the truth cannot be silenced! Accept it!!

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