UPDATE: Shooting in Bellevue Chopin

There has been a  shooting in the community of Bellevue Chopin on Monday evening which left one man injured.

The police said the incident occurred around 7:00 pm.

Police say Kent Denise was shot in the thigh area during the incident.

The official police report said he was shot during an altercation with another man but some residents insist the incident occurred during a drive-by shooting.

He was rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital and admitted.

Investigations into the matter continue.

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108 Comments

  1. Texan
    January 14, 2013

    My Bible says raise a man in the way u want him to be,n when he grow up he won’tdepart.parents needs to do better job.n skerrit cannot go knock on ever door n search your house for guns

  2. della denis
    January 9, 2013

    wats goes around must come back around. my father is a gud man from time i know him he never in his life would go an get ppl trouble.. all wat that happy dat happen to my fada stay happy all i know dr is a god in heaven.. every body have dr day… my fada is from bellevue chopin but staying fab for all thoes dat want to know….

    • kensia denis
      January 10, 2013

      amen sisi !!! the person will pay for wateva they do! wen the time comes they will get double wat they do dad but for the gunman aself u will die by the gun for sure…. those dat happy it happened God will take care of allu..n from the moment i knew my dad he never looked anyone problem and will never do and we know for sure we will get to the bottom of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. miss patriotic d/ca
    January 8, 2013

    i till love my beloved country DOMINOCA

  4. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    Where are all the so called big guns (Eddie and savarin) still waiting patiently for a statement -Maybe it just not all that important -just wondering what they would do if it was time for reelection.

  5. Agatha
    January 8, 2013

    Yes-I, We read how we want and see what we want, not necessarily what is written. In this article our good commentators intepret:

    “shooting in the community of Bellevue Chopin” as “live in Petite Savanne*

    “shot in the thigh area” becomes
    “man shoot de youte in him root” and
    “that was set by his x-girlfriend.how he get shot in his private parts”

    “he was shot during an altercation with another man but some residents insist the incident occurred during a drive-by shooting.” registers as, “Hmmmm bus stop thats interesting”

    “Police say Kent Denise was shot in the thigh area” somehow triggers
    “I hope my brother and his family who is Mr. Witnel Louis son from the West Coast of COULIBISTRIE and all other villagers are safe”

    I READ NOT ONLYTHE NEWS, BUT THE VERY ENTERTAINING REACTIONS TO THE NEWS. We Dominicans are the greatest dramatists. Our listwe culture puts us in good stead to be novelists and playwrites. :)

    • Peeping Tom
      January 8, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • della denis
      January 11, 2013

      wat ex girlfriend u talking bout dr.. all u ppl just stayin an say things .. making up all u own storys.u all are just sum bag of gabbage.. 8)

  6. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    This thing just start with all those seasoned guys they sending back every day those guys now teaching the young kids how to do it,so sorry for my place of birth.

    real possie

  7. confussed
    January 8, 2013

    Dominicans! You all are too dam hypocrite. When is to destroy each other by calling each other names thumbs up. When is to uplift each other in constructive ways for prayer and unity, thumbs down. God said, if a person want to be ignorant, let him be ignorant still. Every one wants change, but no one wants to do it the right way. Stay in your foolishness, just complain with no action and see where we go. Either we stay where we are, or put reverse gears. It seems, some people just like ‘BEFF’.

    • Understood
      January 8, 2013

      @ confused

      Why do you have to judge, and condemn an ENTIRE nation as HYPOCRITE? This situation does not call for such extreme, negative anti-patriotic pronouncements. Dominica is yours too. Isn’t it hypocritical to be quoting God’s dictate on the one hand whilst in the same breath you are violating God’s dictate to “judge not”.

      You are not only judging one person but an entire nation. Who gave you the self-riteous authority to condemn a nation? The distructive implication of you knee-jerk rantings,far outweighs any that could caused by a few passionate comments, others have made at specific situations

      • Malgraysa
        January 8, 2013

        Maybe 6 shootings in 16 days is authority enough?
        One young man at Tete Morne on 23 Dec., then three more at the Cove on christmas eve, another young fellow shot in the face in Portsmouth soon after and then yesterday a drive-by shooting at Bellevue. It is a miracle no one died so far. I understand “Understood’s” frustration and outburst. We have to do better than that. Why not have the police carry out raids on suspected holders of illicit guns for instance, or suspected dealers holding stock of drugs. Be pro-active and don’t give these fellows any moment’s rest. Keep the pressure on them, don’t give them an inch… and above all, don’t be afraid to tackle Mr. Big!

  8. IPO
    January 8, 2013

    Crime is affecting the Caribbean big time.

    Antigua and Barbuda recorded its 10th murder for the year on Sunday after the body of 52-year-old St. Vincent and the Grenadines national, Michael “Rooky” Medica, was found with gunshot wounds to the head

    Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/antigua_news/651247.html#ixzz2HOWiamh2

    • love spell
      January 8, 2013

      @IPO – when u quoting news becareful. it making seems like it is for the year 2013. although the statistics look bad. the news is dated December 31, 2012 meaning that it is the tenth murder for 2012 and not 2013.

    • trolol
      January 8, 2013

      Boss I doh want to hear about Antigua and banana… Is D/CA I want to know about.

  9. pap
    January 8, 2013

    Its times like these I remeber the wise words from the head of the UWI Open Campus Dominica Dr. Francis Severin. He was the one who warned us about what society really is and how it will become. and for such a small state these crimes are not little crimes. I think his words made it clear that our country was becoming a criminal zone. its clear now with so much guns, he DIDNT LIE

  10. IluvmyPm
    January 8, 2013

    We paying 15% vat and chalo working half day where is
    our value for money

  11. live fast_die fast
    January 8, 2013

    i doe think i staying long in dat country nor.i coming out here boi u mad!!too much things going here.

    • tutunee
      January 8, 2013

      hope where u goin to hide not worst;;hmm lol :lol:

    • bowdel
      January 8, 2013

      No where is safe!!

    • Justice
      January 8, 2013

      run to where? Dominica is still ONE OF THE SAFEST places to be! U think where I am ez? I myself making plans to run back to to my lovely DA! them lil jackass need to stop spoiling it for us.

    • DESIE
      January 8, 2013

      Who cares
      I hope were you going there someone will never get shot

  12. MAY
    January 8, 2013

    Its seems that evry cat and dog in Da have gun, you’ll find out only when something shotting take place.

  13. papa met
    January 8, 2013

    a-joke-dat-man? :cry:

  14. Jackie Brown
    January 8, 2013

    Dominica is now a mini St Thomas with all these shooting it look like it’s a free lane for guns and hard drugs now. Shame on the authority.

    • Banan
      January 8, 2013

      Jackie what a disgrace you’re to Dominica to even imagine Dominica is quickly becoming like St. Thomas, Shame on the authorities for what?

      I live in Annas Retreat, I have seen no article be it in the Avis or Daialy news or elsewhere you say shame on the authorities for the over fifty plus murders committed per year for the past six years.

      There is no shame on the authorities for the several thousands of ammunition that’s being discharged each old years night.

      You know and all VI residents know people don’t want to attend Old Year Mignight Mass for that very reason. We all k1now that gun shots are being fired non-stop from 11.45 p.m. till 1.00 a.m. on the 1st.of January, so where is your SHAME?

      • Justice
        January 8, 2013

        u so right. I don’t go NO PLACE for old years night here! I in my bed when 12 strike. Cuz stray bullets flying. God forbid if one have to hit me is inside my home cuz I don’t want no one to be sayin what if……she had just stay home.

  15. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    Cannot believe this is the Dominica that I grew up in ! What’s happening to my country

    • MUDD
      January 8, 2013

      You expect Dominica to stay backward like you SORT. We are moving into the future

      • Straight Talk
        January 8, 2013

        Shame on you if this is what moving into the future is to you. But remember those who live by the guns usually die by the guns.

      • Dyco
        January 8, 2013

        My dawg I don’t think it is “SORT.” Just saying……

    • my way
      January 8, 2013

      they r taking it to the “next level”

    • truth
      January 8, 2013

      you know why this is happening , it’s because the greedy lawyers are all running to defend these thugs for their illegal money.

      but one day it will hit home and all the wrongs will not be made right

  16. canada girl
    January 8, 2013

    :twisted: :twisted:

  17. Fagz!
    January 8, 2013

    I think these boys/men… I’d say boys.. R fagits!, why can’t they b out chatting a woman or something, always out there looking for MAN! First time I see thing so.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      you sound stupid
      that was the best post you had to write on this. what does the word “fag” have to do with this situation. grow up

  18. peace
    January 8, 2013

    mothers fathers talk to all u children and stop waiting on pm to fix up the problem because before skerrit them shooting used to be taking place.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

      • Justice
        January 8, 2013

        What peace is saying is that we dominicans to like to blame everything on government and politics. Skerrit cannot do nothing for you if your child is a wanna be gangster and u don’t show him the right way to go. So its time to start talking to our kids. beleive it or not some of the wanna be gangsters we see on the road have a soft heart and will still listen to their parents

  19. love
    January 8, 2013

    but whats wrong with these people.

  20. T
    January 8, 2013

    Savarin and Skerrit Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…….
    the people of the country need your intervention.Too many gun crimes.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      What that have to do with skerrit? Smh…..people need to take up their own responsibilities….and stop blame people for their actions

    • Anonymouse
      January 8, 2013

      Savarin and Skerrit have most of their resources tied up looking for marijuana, they doe have time for intervention, killings, cocaine, I’m sorry.

  21. goodgirl
    January 8, 2013

    Officers do something with those boys

  22. mango temptation
    January 8, 2013

    This country needs prays. We need Jesus.

  23. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    Crime moving on to the next level. a handful spoiling things for the rest of the 70000 of us. Get tough on those guys. time to clamp down. do something between the police and government do something! harsher prison sentences and penalties. this is destroying the country now and so bad from outside.

    • Banan
      January 8, 2013

      Couldn’t agree with you more. However, on yesterday’s blog there were strange comments about a young man who was sentence to 7 years and escaped from jail. Shouldn’t there be an outrage that he escaped after being found with a gun, who knows whether he has or has the ability to obtain more guns. The outrage was, he only had one gun. One gun is no less dangerous than a thousand guns. The sad thing is that the perpetrator of those crime use them all to inflict serious wound and even death.

      Unless and until we all join our voices and condemn those crimes, society will have a huge debt to pay. Petty political positions will not solve this problem. Let’s all get together, leave out politics and our silly difference to fight those crimes.

      Criminals should be under no illusion that society will not condone the use of firearms to commit crimes.

      If you see something, if you hear something, them say something should be our motto.

  24. me
    January 8, 2013

    “residents say he was not killed”
    wayyyyyyyy papa dno!

  25. faceup
    January 8, 2013

    Dominica !! wow !! What’s up ?? you to small for that kind of stuff..

  26. dafriend
    January 8, 2013

    Mr. Savarin, how about that one. Not so long ago you tried to sell the Dominican people that cock and bull story that everything is well on the island. I tell you, Dominica is becoming worst than Jamaica. Do your job or resign! I am sick and tired of the constant speeches by members of this government trying to fool the people. All we want is action, not words. Tidy up this place, we do not feel safe in our own houses anymore!

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      No chance of d/ca being worse than Jamaica. Ever

      • dafriend
        January 8, 2013

        OK, I guess this is something to be proud of then. That’s the problem in Dominica, never measure yourself on the best but instead measure yourself on the worst!

  27. DA/NYC
    January 8, 2013

    I’m sorry to hear about that shooting. Hope he wasn’t the intended target. If he is the intended target and it was some criminal activity, well the rest is history.

    I hope my brother who is one of Mr. Witnel Louis son and family are ok. And all the other villagers on a whole. I don’t know much about this village, but I bet is a very quiet village. I work part in the Medical field and know what crimes do to a family, city, state and country on a whole. It songs like Dominica is becoming like the WILD, WILD, WEST. Well we do not need that in Beautiful DOMINICA. Even though we do not live on the main land, we are part of if. When you have citizenship by paper, your birth palace is still on your passport.

    Hope we love, love, love more, and if we see something we have to say something. We are all in this together. I also work part in schools, and know what crimes could do to the very young. Lord have mercy on us DOMINICANS.

  28. DA/NYC
    January 8, 2013

    Not in Bellevue. I hope it was not an innocent by stander. I hope my brother and his family who is Mr. Witnel Louis son from the West Coast of COULIBISTRIE and all other villagers are safe. If he isn’t innocent, well the rest is history. These type of things you hear in the Large Countries, not quiet and beautiful DOMINICA? This is like the ‘WILD, WILD, WEST. I don’t know much about that village, but I bet it is quiet.

    We really need to pray for our country. If you see something, say something. Eventually these crimes are going to affect us. Even though we live in the country or overseas. This is still our place of birth. Let us love and look out for each other. Though matter you become a Citizen of another country by paper, on your passport, DOMINICA is still your place of birth. We are all in this together. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for each other. I work in part of the Medical field, and see what crime do to the entire family, city, state and country. I also work part in the Educational part, and see what crime do to schools LORD HAVE MERCY ON DOMINICA.

  29. blessed baby
    January 8, 2013

    oh boy!!! so i guess i just gonna stay inside, put up some bars,and order everything by phone and online. maybe i should home school the kids as well.
    oh lord have mercy

    • love spell
      January 8, 2013

      @blessed baby – u taking your foolishness to the next level. Dominica is not that bad. remember there are people reading this nonsense from other countries. some messing up my nature isle with your drama

  30. All for One
    January 8, 2013

    I hope Mr James as Mr Severin for an xplanation on how the gun got the gun.

    • Peeping Tom
      January 8, 2013

      Oh my! :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2013

      They dont have the time they are only interested in, something sensational – all that fuss about the man and the gun he did not even arrive on dominican soil. Look what we have here -this weekend a man escapes from prison ( in jail for possesion of a gun and ammuntion) and now a drive by shooting .

  31. Anonymous
    January 8, 2013

    Now what the hell in da? If its not porn is a shooting. So sad for my country.its no longer a safe haven.

  32. yes i
    January 8, 2013

    he is not from Petite Savanne admin he is from fond st jean

    • oh no
      January 8, 2013

      He is not from Fond.St.Jean…he is from ‘Fab’…What happened to his is rather sad,i hope he heals.God bless

      • dominican
        January 8, 2013

        fab is a section of fond st jean so it comes to the same. what u ashame of? life goes on .

  33. tango one
    January 8, 2013

    Drive by shooting in bellevue chopin where i least expect these kind of crime from happening, it comes to me no where on the island is safe when i left D/A guns wasnt an issue its so sad to see what the island has become thought these kind of crime happens in the US only

  34. sly
    January 7, 2013

    They SAY???????? Wats the rush DNO??? get the correct news and stop that they say she say he say thing

  35. dislike if u like me
    January 7, 2013

    well this year escalated quickly..

  36. queen d
    January 7, 2013

    Hmmmm boy da world really comin to n end eh hmmm jah help us.so dem times dr u cannot even pull by d road in ur village dat Is something else

  37. 1979
    January 7, 2013

    WAT! I can get shot waiting for the bus!?!?!?

    the supermarket have to start selling bullet proof vest wi pal!!!!

    8) :mrgreen: 8-O

  38. rescue911
    January 7, 2013

    bet that was set by his x-girlfriend.how he get shot in his private parts

  39. Jbfox
    January 7, 2013

    Very peaceful community no one no place is spared from this violent and lost generation.

  40. me
    January 7, 2013

    Help us father!! We need your blessing

  41. tutunee
    January 7, 2013

    well well well;;smmmhhhh :(

  42. cedella
    January 7, 2013

    What is goin on in this country.. The year doe even well start na!!

  43. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Can anyone tell me what sort of punishment someone gets when he uses an illegal firearm and shoots another person? OMG!

    • love spell
      January 8, 2013

      @annonymous – contact a legal practitioner or a policnt think DNO gives free legal advice.

    • Malgraysa
      January 8, 2013

      That depends on your lawyer and the amount of influence you can pull.

  44. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    da getting fast man

  45. Stoney
    January 7, 2013

    Hmm, folks need to watch their steps when the move Around in DA, Can’t take things likely anymore..

    Dr Francis Severin saw that wave coming ashore but Instead the masses in Dominica are Blind to Everything..

    The Ignorance virus looms over Dominica like Overcast weather Conditions…

  46. T mama
    January 7, 2013

    Lord have mercy on us….we lift all our citizens in prayer…

  47. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Oh god

  48. Attitude
    January 7, 2013

    Oh Father! This is just unbelievable.

  49. Jahyout
    January 7, 2013

    Yes Jah,whats next in the next level for Dominica..

  50. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Admin correct that he does not live in Petite Savanne. please get the facts right.

  51. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    :( :( :( hmmmm so sad

  52. MOT
    January 7, 2013

    hm.

  53. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Well my boy I’m sorry to hear. but hmmm! If what the article says is true then that’s it for u and willy.

  54. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Hmmmm bus stop thats interesting!!

  55. ????????????
    January 7, 2013

    ME AGAIN : This is becoming madness in Dominica. Mr Minister of National Security the citizenry of the state needs the State’s protecion Sir. The pre occupation of the regime in defending unscrupulous leaders has been at the expense of the citizens of the country for too long. Too many guns in the hands of thugs and criminals. When will it stop!
    Are we supposed to lock ourselve at home fron 6pm till?
    WHY DO THE PEOPLE ELECT A GOVERNMENT WHO DEES NOT CARE A HECK ABOUT THEM?

  56. susana
    January 7, 2013

    Ok, that is stretching it now.

  57. citizen kane
    January 7, 2013

    I should write a Calypso on DNO … Title : Sketchy Details …

    • Peeping Tom
      January 8, 2013

      “Breaking News” naturally means that details will be scant.

      SMH!

  58. January 7, 2013

    We now have both Porn and Drive by in Dca! Magway sa! :cry:

  59. just me
    January 7, 2013

    dat is drug sin for true!

  60. ruport cock's
    January 7, 2013

    De :twisted: m man shoot de youte in him root

  61. p.city
    January 7, 2013

    year jus start tht alu doin already smfh….

  62. pram pram
    January 7, 2013

    Wtf I hearing dere nah??high scene day man? :cry:

  63. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    he does nt reside at petite savnne but fond st jean.

  64. ssSassy
    January 7, 2013

    Wow. I can’t believe this and the worst part is, this is just the beginning. Things are getting worst in this country day by day and it’s not going to get any better no matter how hard we try. 13 is really a bad number because the year 2013 has just started!!!! :-?

  65. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Things are getting pretty CRAZY Here in Dominica! We Need more laws and Prayers up in this place.

  66. SMH
    January 7, 2013

    ALASSSSS sigh what is our country coming too? Lord bless Dominica PLEASEEE.

  67. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    Bellevue Chopin have PEOPLE for them to even be in drive-by shooting?? Smh

  68. January 7, 2013

    :(

  69. Anonymous
    January 7, 2013

    :(

  70. Bowdelle
    January 7, 2013

    Wat d he’ll is Dominica gettin in to

  71. Shameless
    January 7, 2013

    Gangland style!!! Sorry to hear that these kinds of incidents are now right our door steps. Get well fellowman.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

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