Hon. Marcella Liburd , Parliamentary Representative for Central Basseterre has joined nationals in condemning the pellet gun/air pistol incident that took place on Saturday evening during a SKNFA Final Four match between Cayon and Village . In a statement issued via social media MP Liburd stated
“I wholeheartedly condemn the shooting incident that took place during the Cayon v Village final four match last night. Whether or not it was a pellet gun gives little comfort to sports fans in this environment at this time. It should not be tolerated.”
The Central Basseterre MP went on to highlight the SKNFA’s efforts to enhance security measures for upcoming games to ensure there are no repeat similar incidents.
Hon. Liburd said “ I am reliably informed that the Football Association and the Security Forces are beefing up security at the football games tonight so that football fans can feel safe to come out and support their teams. I therefore encourage football fans not to allow this incident to either dampen your enthusiasm or discourage you from coming out to support your team tonight.”
MP Liburd took the opportunity also to wish the Hobson Enterprises Spurs well in the Final Four .
“Tonight is crucial for Spurs as we MUST WIN this match to stand a chance to win the title. I make a special appeal to Spurs to stay focused on winning and to Spurs fans to come out tonight to show your full support for Spurs. GO SPURS!!!,” she stated.
During an exciting qualifying premier League football match between defending SKNFA Champions Cayon and Village Superstars hundreds of spectators were sent scampering after an air pistol/ or pellet gun was fired . Two individuals are in custody assisting the investigation. It is also been reported that a spectator received injuries to his knee after falling whilst running from the area of the shots.
Despite the fact that it was a pellet gun and some are speculating that it might have very well been some sort of prank the incident is coming in for widespeard condemnation as the country continues to grapple with a decades old crime problem.