The High Command of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has acknowledged it has received several enquiries about an electronic message being circulated that claims there was a fatal police-involved shooting incident in Newtown following another shooting incident in which two persons were shot, one fatally.

The High Command has said the messages are untrue and the information is “absolutely false.”

The High Command strongly condemned this type of action and regretted the circulation of a  fabricated story. It further asked persons to cease and desist from this type of malicious behavior, noting the public does not deserve to be confronted with unsettling rumours of violence.