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Deadly shooting in Egmont

Delvon Thomas – shot in the head at a house in Egmont

Police have confirmed that the person who was shot dead on Carnival Monday in Grenada was the brother of the wife of one the occupants of a luxury house in the well-to-do area of Egmont in the South St George Constituency.

A police official identified the deceased as 30-year old Delvon Thomas of Paradise in St Andrew, who was living at the time in Harvey Vale on the sister isle of Carriacou.

He said that Thomas was shot in the head and succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

He told THE NEW TODAY that the other person shot and injured was Linton Wharwood, the husband of the other owner of the house and who is associated with a Mas Band known as Bacique.

Wharwood is also the brother of Junior Wharwood who held a diplomatic position in Canada with the 2008-13 Congress government of Tillman Thomas.

According to the police insider, Wharwood who was rushed to the St George’s General hospital for treatment was shot in the area of his upper arm.

He confirmed reports circulating in certain quarters that the police are looking at “a couple of theories floating around” concerning the motive behind the attack by a lone gunman that it could be an inside job related to a family dispute.

“That (theory) has been consistent with all the information that has been coming in. The Investigators are pressing on with the hope of making a significant breakthrough,” he said.

The police official noted that the investigators will need “a confession (statement) or hard evidence” to tie in somebody with the allegation that the crime was done by a hired hitman.

Over 20 police officers, several dressed with bullet proof vests and some heavily armed, swooped down on the house within minutes of the shooting incident.

A female medical doctor was seen entering the property over an hour after the shooting and was seen removing a covering, to examine a man who was lying on the ground clad in a black short pants and white sneakers.

The area around the house was cordoned off by police and residents entering the community with their vehicles were redirected to another route to get to and from their homes.

Thomas’ death brings to about six the number of unsolved murders on the island within recent months.

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