Thursday 13 August, 2020

Man who lived with victim describes Westall Group homicide

Merkia Mondesir, deceased

Merkia Mondesir, deceased

A man who lived with the victim of a fatal shooting at Westall Group, Vieux-Fort has described the incident.

Dead is Merkia Mondesir, 27, of Westall Group, Vieux-Fort

The incident occurred about 11.45 pm yesterday, Monday, May 18, 2020, in an abandoned building in Westall Group, better known as the "Mang”.

The abandoned building where the shooting occurred

Francis President, with whom the deceased was living, said the incident occurred while he was in bed.

“I heard three gunshots but only went outside when I heard people saying they killed somebody. When I got outside, I realized it was Merkia,” President told Loop News.

He disclosed that he took in the deceased because he had nowhere to stay.

President described the deceased as a cool guy who had been living a troubled life.

Residents say the abandoned building, which is located close to many houses in the area, has been unoccupied for close to 10 years.

According to Inspector Chitolie of the Vieux-Fort Police Station, there were three gunshot wounds about the body of the deceased, one which pierced his neck, and two in his left shoulder.

So far no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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