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MAN GUNNED DOWN AFTER CRICKET MATCH

July 15, 2002 – A St. Thomas man believed to be in his mid-to-late 30s was shot and killed Sunday night as he left a party in Estate Nazareth next to Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
Anthony Warrington George, a native of Dominica, was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head, according to police sources.
George was apparently ambushed. Police sources said the killing may have been linked to the Sunday afternoon cricket matches usually played on the ballfield behind the school. Territorial Chief of Police Novelle Francis Jr. said there had been an "altercation" during the matches which may have led to retaliation. He said little more was known about a possible motive.
Witnesses told WVWI Radio they heard three shots ring out, causing people at the usual party following the matches to scatter.
As of Monday morning, police had not released any official information on the homicide — the 22nd in the territory and the 14th on St. Thomas this year. At this time in 2001, there had been 13 killings in the territory and seven on St. Thomas.
Police asked that anyone with information relating to the case call 911 or 715-5522.

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