Wednesday 12 December, 2018

CCC security guard fatally shot in Marchand

A man was fatally shot in the head this morning in Marchand, Castries.

The man has been identified as Hardy John, a 39-year-old Castries Constituency Council (CCC) security guard who resided at Sydney Lane, Marchand.

John’s body was found at the Marchand market where it is believed he was on duty.

Reports say that a shot was heard in the community at about 4 am and that police were called to the scene some time after.

John was a father of three children.

The RSLPF has issued a release saying:

"On Thursday, September 20, 2018, about 5:20 a.m. officers responded to a shooting at Marchand, Castries. On arrival, the body of Hardy John was discovered at the Marchand Boulevard.

Hardy John, a thirty nine (39) year old resident of Marchand, who allegedly sustained one gunshot wound about the head, was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for a subsequent date. Investigations are ongoing in this matter.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the nearest police station, or the Major Crime Unit at 4563754."

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