A 34-year-old Carrot Bay resident was arrested and charged with multiple offences after police responded to reports of gunfire shortly after 9 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Crabbe Lot area, according to the Police Information Office.

“Preliminary investigations unveiled that a male individual had discharged a firearm with the intent to harm another,” the PIO stated in a press release.

As a result, Kyle Baronville was “promptly apprehended” and subsequently charged with offences including carrying an unlicensed firearm; possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life; and unlawful possession of explosives, police said.

Police Commissioner Mark Collins reiterated the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s commitment to solving such offences.

“I want to emphasise the seriousness with which we are treating this incident,” he said in the press release. “The safety and security of our community are paramount, and we will not tolerate such dangerous activities within our community.”

Police are urging the public to come forward with any information that can aid in swiftly bringing the case to a close.

Anyone with relevant information can contact the police Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.