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Beacon Hill Shooting #196870
06/06/2019 05:31 AM
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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196875
06/06/2019 06:40 AM
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Was hoping to have drinks st Driftwood in a few hours. frown

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: kim] #196876
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Enjoy but be careful. Great to see you, Ken and Riley along with the parents. Thanks!


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196877
06/06/2019 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Enjoy but be careful. Great to see you, Ken and Riley along with the parents. Thanks!


Was great to see you. Sorry about me being so frantic at first because of my “runaway” would have loved for you to have met “the girls”!!

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: kim] #196878
06/06/2019 07:13 AM
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Totally understand the situation and glad it had a good outcome.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196886
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Does anyone else think it is odd that due to the fact his daughter was there that they can't determine his identity? Am I missing something?

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: MrWhiskerssammy] #196893
06/06/2019 09:04 AM
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This is a press release not a reporter from a news agency. They have not released the name of the victim but I would think the daughter has told police who her father is. I see a business in the background of the photo but it does not look like Sunset Beach Bar. Does anyone know where this photo was taken and what business is in the background?


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: sxmmartini] #196895
06/06/2019 09:08 AM
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It's Driftwood


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196896
06/06/2019 09:12 AM
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Well, that's scary, considering 11 PM isn't that late, for even old people like me...


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196898
06/06/2019 09:33 AM
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Driftwood has changed. A lot

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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196924
06/06/2019 01:47 PM
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The crowd at Sunset Beach Bar is good today... So I guess it is not effecting tourism in that area. http://sunsetsxm.com/plane-info/
I do hope an update on the shooting is in the media so we can better understand the incident.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: sxmmartini] #196926
06/06/2019 01:59 PM
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Probably not many know about it unless they read the paper.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196928
06/06/2019 02:02 PM
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Driftwood looked like business as usual as well. ElZafiro is empty. So peaceful!!

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: kim] #196930
06/06/2019 02:18 PM
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Not many people with a big ship like Harmony Of The Sea in port. More boulders than people on the beach.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: SXMWendell] #196931
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The Driftwood is very nice and the people who work there are friendly and very attentive to the customers. The only change I have noticed there is they are busier as people like the food and drinks served there.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: SXMWendell] #196932
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Originally Posted by SXMWendell
Driftwood has changed. A lot

Wendell


How?

I was there 3 times last week at all hours....even a late night pizza when we couldn't decide what else to do. No problems.

There's also no indication this had ANYTHING to do with Driftwood. That car is up on the roundabout in front of the Maho Market. Could have been ANYTHING. Lot's of people milling about that area at night.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196956
06/06/2019 04:07 PM
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Shooting victim was a Canadian tourist according to this updated article.
https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islan...X0wBu3mY5QxIvLLxOmW0DXVRlBZjXLKDj36MTggM

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: bethy2120] #196957
06/06/2019 04:13 PM
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Oh my..


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: bethy2120] #196958
06/06/2019 04:19 PM
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As has been stated MANY times on this forum, both by locals and visitors, you do NOT walk this area at night.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196962
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Oh no. frown


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #196966
06/06/2019 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
As has been stated MANY times on this forum, both by locals and visitors, you do NOT walk this area at night.


And it’s been said by people who live close to the area and are probably far more aware of what goes on than the casual vacationer would be.

Let’s just cross our fingers and say a prayer for the victim’s full recovery..


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: pat] #196981
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Agreed, Pat..


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197007
06/07/2019 09:09 AM
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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197008
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So much for tourism


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: BillandElaine] #197009
06/07/2019 09:16 AM
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Very scary story, but it won't stop us from coming. Others?? I don't know, it probably will stop some people.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: Carol_Hill] #197010
06/07/2019 09:23 AM
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OMG, my husband walked that walk Saturday night at 10:30 to pickup pizza. frown


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: Carol_Hill] #197014
06/07/2019 09:58 AM
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If I had never been to SXM before, something like this would probably influence my decision on whether or not to vacation there, just as I am sure many people are rethinking plans to visit the DR. We've been visiting SXM regularly since 2008 and my cautious nature has always had me on "alert" - this is definitely a sad reminder to keep that guard up.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197015
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This could have happened anywhere on the island. The criminal still on the loose could strike again day or night.
It could happen on an isolated beach, standing on the road or behind a wall. Prayers to the family and the victim of the horrible incident. The friendly island is not so friendly anymore.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: BeachKitten] #197018
06/07/2019 11:09 AM
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Where did you get pizza at that hour Beach Kitten? I have been hearing that Driftwood isn't open that late? Tortuga perhaps? Just curious. Sad situation.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: PreK176] #197022
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Originally Posted by PreK176
Where did you get pizza at that hour Beach Kitten? I have been hearing that Driftwood isn't open that late? Tortuga perhaps? Just curious. Sad situation.


No, walked over to Driftwood. wink
It was Saturday night. I did call in the order first.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: Carol_Hill] #197023
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Just started making plans to return next March...missed the past two years due to Irma, then medical issues...now having serious second thoughts....this is just not good😠😥

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197053
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Leaving in 2 1/2 weeks and staying right across from where this incident occurred (for one month). That's not an area where I would expect this kind of thing to happen as there is generally a lot of foot traffic--even at 11:00 p.m. Very concerning and makes you realize this can happen anywhere. Scary!

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: CaribLee] #197054
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Originally Posted by CaribLee
Leaving in 2 1/2 weeks and staying right across from where this incident occurred (for one month). That's not an area where I would expect this kind of thing to happen as there is generally a lot of foot traffic--even at 11:00 p.m. Very concerning and makes you realize this can happen anywhere. Scary!


A lot of foot traffic would provide multiple choices/victims if one was looking to rob someone.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197056
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It also provides for the possibility of many more witnesses to the violent act. But I imagine many of these perpetrators are on drugs so they are not thinking clearly--nor do they care. Just looking for a target.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: CaribLee] #197057
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Originally Posted by CaribLee
It also provides for the possibility of many more witnesses to the violent act. But I imagine many of these perpetrators are on drugs so they are not thinking clearly--nor do they care. Just looking for a target.

100% correct. Multiple targets and rational thinking does not exist. You go where the easy pickings are and where people might be carrying $$ or jewelry.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: CaribLee] #197058
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Witnesses are for after the fact. Someone is already shot.

Wendell

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: ruralcarrier] #197077
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Asked around today, story I heard was daughter was the one who was the original target and dad jumped in and was shot in the head. Sad all around.

Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: kim] #197078
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That's what the updated Daily Herald story said.


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: Carol_Hill] #197103
06/08/2019 09:27 AM
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I wonder if they were staying at home one of the 3 places in the area?


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Re: Beacon Hill Shooting [Re: SXMWendell] #197108
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Originally Posted by SXMWendell
Witnesses are for after the fact. Someone is already shot.

Wendell


Not necessarily. Witnesses can be a deterrent. But only if the assailants are rational--these crazies are obviously not rational.


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