Outcry in Langley Park over man’s shooting

By Admin. Updated 11:53 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Law enforcement officers and relatives of the deceased near the scene where his body was found. Update at 8:38 a.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020: Close relatives gave One News SVG the spelling of the name of the deceased as – Juan Balcombe, but a subsequent police report spelt his name as Jun’ Abbott. Balcombe is the surname of his father.

Langley Park, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – There is outcry in the North Windward community of Langley Park following the death of one of its residents, Juan Balcombe, 29.

The shooting incident took place on Saturday morning (August 1, 2020).

The circumstances surrounding Balcombe’s shooting are still unclear.

But, some residents are claiming that the police is withholding information about Balcombe’s shooting, One News SVG was informed.

Initially, no one was allowed by the police to see the body of the deceased, even as they waited near the scene for hours, Langley Park residents say.

The spot on which Juan’s body was discovered.

“It is only after the chanting of the people that the police allowed his brothers and his father to see the body”, residents say.

Standard police procedures do not allow actions that can lead to the interference of investigations at crime scenes.

Balcombe’s body was found on a piece of farm land in close proximity to where he lived. But mystery surrounds the time the body was found.

Some residents say they heard gunshots sometime after 3:00 a.m., on Saturday.

One News SVG will bring more information following any official police report issued.

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Written by onenewsstvincent

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