Two shot and injured in Gutter Village

Two men were injured in a shooting incident which took place in Gutter Village on Carnival Tuesday.

Police PRO, Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said the incident took place around 7:45 pm.

He said one man is in police custody on suspicion of shooting with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Jno Baptiste stated that 38-year-old Oliver Bernard of Gutter Village sustained a gunshot injury to the chest, while 21-year-old Cheddar Steven, of Didier Lane in Goodwill, received injuries to the abdomen, feet, arms, and face.

“Both men presented themselves to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where they received medical attention and were subsequently discharged,” he said.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information which can assist the police in their investigation should call the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers 266-5164, 266-5165, 266-5119 or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1-800-8477.

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  1. Dominic
    February 18, 2018

    It’s extremely disheartening to see some commentary. There will always be bad elements in any society. We need tougher judicial outcomes. Harsher penalties. Comparing Trinidad to D/a? Our population is possibly at less than 60k right now what would happen if the rate of murders were on par with Trinidad? Tougher law enforcement is needed. We need revamping of many systems so yes be critical of what needs to be criticized. Stop politicizing everything SO much!! It helps NOTHING. Actually I think it makes us worse on all fronts. Contribute ideas and solutions that may help rather than the negativity.

    February 17, 2018

    Gutter is Goodwill… I grew u in Goodwill, I went to school with people from gutter. The problem is the PARENTS! Their environment is not that much different from the rest of Goodwill… they just have a criminal mindset because that area of goodwill has no urban planning, the houses the gutter running in the back of their houses, the lack of policing, the lack of proper zoning, the way their homes are fenced and built from galvanize it creates a don’t care mindset but there are a lot fo good and smart people there being victims of the ignorant living there!

  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 16, 2018

    “Really Francisco! Are you serious in absolving the government from all blame for crime?” (lbo France).

    Indeed I believe that government cannot be blamed for the actions of individuals. We live in hard times in Dominica today; but, if you are who I believe you are; I could be very wrong: nevertheless in the day I grew up life in Dominica was worst.

    In the event something was stolen from anyone in any village or Roseau, any child could have pointed the thief out  by name. There was a time I remember there were less than twelve people serving jail time at Stock Farm. People got into  arguments; however the only time it escalated to a fists fight was when someone said something insulted about their mother!

    We dealt with the hardship under the British government, the  colonialists which ruled over us, nevertheless, without jobs which British should have created, did not cause us to kill each other.  Skerrit must go, but he is not responsible for the violence.

  4. BMB
    February 16, 2018

    Four people were shot on Tuesday evening in Wesley, and then two men were injured in a shooting incident which took place in Gutter Village on the same Carnival Tuesday. I am wondering whether the two are related. Could quite possibly be retaliation?

  5. U full, we empty
    February 16, 2018

    The majority of what we have left in this once God fearing nation, is SHOOTERS & LOOTERS thanks to the honorable, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit. Even doctorate they looting

  6. My Opinion l, not urs
    February 16, 2018

    We are not a set of dangerous ppl.
    6 shot none dead.
    Shooting but not to kill

  7. February 16, 2018

    Laws don’t deter crime if enforcement is not effective.
    Harsh punishment is the key !!

    February 16, 2018

    Just another “Normal day” in Gutter village

    • Dora
      February 16, 2018

      you are wrong…this does not usually happen in Gutter Village. Do you live there? my gosh!!!!!!!!

      • Toto
        February 19, 2018

        Thank God, I’m not living in Gutter village!

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2018

      Indeed, Dominica is right down the gutter.

  9. Bef you like
    February 16, 2018

    And you all worry about a calypso saying it promoting looting. Well I guess it promoting shooting too!

    February 15, 2018

    Come next hurricane those guns should be washed away…some people just won’t learn God will claim our country in order to save the few we will still cry for the wicked…

    • Sad
      February 16, 2018


      Be careful as some people will curse you for staying such comments as they believe that all’s well with Dominica.

  11. mine
    February 15, 2018

    Why blame the PM for these criminals do, no matter what in charge do to try to solve this problem, there are bad eggs in society. Send them hard labor teach them a lesson.

    • Paul Rossnof
      February 18, 2018

      Your PM in charge of the police force! Your PM could tighten the laws regarding gun crime. Your PM could instruct the border force and customs to step up the fight to find the guns that come in the country… But what does your PM do??? NOTHING, ZERO, SILCH, SWEET FA!
      Of course there are bad eggs in society but we pay a government and a police force to catch these bad eggs and prevent guns to come into the country in the first place.

  12. RandyX
    February 15, 2018

    Few days ago in Wesley, today in Gutter. I rest my case… Most Dominicans have not got a problems with all this and don’t see anything wrong with the government and the police force. As mentioned before, I rest my case.

  13. LangSal
    February 15, 2018

    At this point in the game, I Seriously think that the CDPF NEEDS their higher ups to be either Foreigners, or Someone who has resided outside the country for over 15 to 20 years, with an Extensive law enforcement experience, who will come to do THEIR JOB; in comparison to what we are seeing, without having ANYONE to call their FRIENDS to whom they may look de other way for. Dominica also SERIOUSLY NEEDS an entity to CONVICT these DIRTY so called cops who CONSTANTLY break de laws of de land & get away with it.

  14. Dominican Passports
    February 15, 2018

    Why people does be so outrage when this happens, trinidad already past 100 murders, Dominica doe have crime

    • Me myself and I
      February 15, 2018

      You never used to here about people getting shot in Dominica, it was either cutlass or some other object and those occasions where not so regular. Now it seems like gun violence is starting to be more and more on the rise.So people should be outraged, Dominica is too small for that it has to be dealt with before it gets out of control like Trinidad.

    • Sad
      February 15, 2018

      Would you like us to match or perhaps outdo Trinidad?

    • February 15, 2018

      I guess that you wanted Dominica to have 100 murders by now also? Idiot.

    • Derryck
      February 15, 2018

      Did you think before you wrote this?

      February 16, 2018

      A 100 murder in trinidad, murders dropping then :mrgreen: It going to be a “Normal Year” for trinidad.

    • February 16, 2018

      Every crime is one too many !!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      February 17, 2018

      You are worst off than a fool you know!

      The population of Trinidad & Tobago is more than a million people: In Dominica the most people we ever accumulate is seventy (70,000) thousand people.

      Right now there are less than thirty thousand people residing in Dominica, and anybody wish to prove me wrong check the last election voting records in every constituency, where the record will show there were less than thirty thousand votes cast.

      So, you are making a fool out of yourself to make comparisons with Trinidad and Dominica; just because people are killed in Trinidad, should not be a reason for killings in Dominica. I reside in the middle of Los Angeles, in a City with between 4 and 6 million people; today is the 16th day of February, I have yet to hear of a murder. Maybe there was, but I have not heard!

      I heard of the seventeen students killed in Florida, that is more than two thousand miles away from Los Angeles. Stop being an idiot!

  15. Da
    February 15, 2018

    The commissioner of Police should take the lead . He should resign immediately. I am ashamed to have ever associated myself with CDPF. The police officers who knows and can do the job are kept out of the decision making process thus we had this kind of nonsense happening in Dominica. I have a plan too combat this gun violence in Dominica , but again once I do not support them I will not be given the chance to express myself. Sad!
    Where is the leadership in Dominica?

  16. Dominican
    February 15, 2018

    4 in Wesley a couple days ago, now 2 in Gutter? What nonsense is this…

  17. Massacre
    February 15, 2018

    What the He!! is going on in Dominica there nor? I am so mad at this gun violence that it seems like we are becoming the Jamaica of the 1990’s !
    Where is the Police we once had in Dominica? The too is the result when the Law enforcement high ranking officers are political rag dogs.
    Dominicans let us take our country back. Not only we are poor and do not have infrastructure but we are becoming a violent society. These are 2 big recipes to keep investors and tourists out of the land making us even poorer and it seems like this is the ultimate goal of some in office, to keep us dependent.

  18. Paul Rossnof
    February 15, 2018

    Dominica is like in the wild west. What has happened to the country?

  19. My little take
    February 15, 2018

    When the root is corrupt expect the three to be corrupt as well. We don’t have to go very far to see why we have a serious gun problem in Dominica because we have a government in office that can do absolutely nothing to deal with it. I mean when we have an elected parliamentarian brandishing a gun in the people’s parliament during a house debate and the house speaker and cabinet protected him through the no law no constitution, what the hell we expect from others? What do we expect when the commissioner of police the PM, through his attorney, could inform the nation that a blue barrel of guns landed at the Dominica Port, per information from the US Law officers, and instead of waiting on the culprit to come and clear the barrel, the went to the port and clear it and next thing we heard is guns were missing and no one was arrested? This flipping country is a big joke and no doubt Skerrit has brought it down to hell

    • Man bites dogs
      February 15, 2018

      My little take, I noticed that you have blamed every one in authorities but not the person who done the shooting in Gutter Village.YOU should stop moaning and jealousy syndrome at prime minister Skerrit it will help you or anyone else of workers idiotic party and supporters.

    • A Dominican...still living here
      February 16, 2018

      On point!! x 100

  20. dee
    February 15, 2018

    It seems like there are more guns out there that the police don’t know of ,than they have documented .
    Who are the importers , the sellers .
    that’s the ones to be targeted .
    When caught these gunslingers should be forced to reveal who their supplier was .
    I am sure we would be amazed at the names exposed .

  21. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    February 15, 2018

    I am the most critical of the government, and law enforcement : I lash out at Roosevelt Skerrit at every moment I get; unfortunately not on DNO;  another place; nevertheless, I do not think one should blame the authorities be it the police or government for crimes committed by criminals.

    I  fault the judicial system for not dealing with the criminals more severely when they appear in court to be held responsible for their crimes. You shoot somebody the penalty should be no less than twenty years in jail, because from the time one decides to shoot someone that is premeditated with intents to commit murder!

    Unless, the legal system makes an example out of such people the situation will simply spiral out of control: four shot in Wesley days ago, today we are reading about two other shootings.

    What motivates these scumbags to become so vicious; without any regards or fear of the law? I suspect drugs, and alcohol and a primitive mind motivates their savagery like animals!

    • LangSal
      February 15, 2018

      Sir I’m inclined to agree with u! If going to prison STOPS being such a DAM joke, these SCUMBAGS as u called them will stop playing de fool as they have been. We need Judges like “Follow” back on de bench to teach some SEVERE lessons to these DEGENERATES who are bringing down de Island!

    • Ibo France
      February 15, 2018

      Really Francisco! Are you serious in absolving the government from all blame for crime? For sure government is NOT solely to be blamed for crime but they bear some culpability. Who’s responsible for inadequate resources, lack of training and the politicization of the Police Force? Who’s to be blamed for selecting an inept DPP and not providing the necessary personnel and assets to this department so that it can function efficiently and effectively? Where are the necessary legislations, crime fighting initiatives and leadership to stem the rising tides of criminal mischief? The top priority of any government is the safety and security of all its citizens and legal residents. When governments fail to provide acceptable levels of security for their people, everything else falls apart.

  22. Shaka Zulu
    February 15, 2018

    Hunting season must be open. I put blame squarely on the authorities on this season of gun violence. Too long Dominica has been slowly turning into lawlessness. Police moral is at all time low, they themselves were looting and ran home in time when country needed them. The senior officers are busy being politicians instead of honoring thier oath to the nation. Years now people getting shot, robbed at gun point and all kinds of crap and some sit and say its ok because other place worst. Its time Dominica demand a change

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