Friday 3 April, 2020

Vide Boutielle shooting is St Lucia's 49th homicide of 2019

Saint Lucia has recorded homicide number 49 in the early hours of Saturday, December 28, 2019.

The Saint Lucia Fire Service responded to a shooting incident at Vide Boutielle, Castries at 5:05 AM.

On arrival on the scene, emergency personnel met a male individual believed to be in his twenties with gunshot wounds to the body

He was pronounced dead on the scene and was left in the care of police officers.

This is the third recorded homicide for the week.

On December 23, 2019, a 26-year-old male was gunned down in Anse Ger, Desruisseaux.

Days later, on December 26, a 45-year-old male succumbed to injuries sustained from a chopping incident which took place on December 25.

One individual has since been arrested for the chopping incident.

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