A scene from a ‘Western movie’.
That’s how horrified onlookers described an incident in Vieux-Fort yesterday where a young man fired several gunshots at another who was running for his life.
And as he maneuvered his way among passersby to evade being fatally wounded, others had to make a dash for safety to avoid being injured.
The incident occurred about 9 a.m. next to the Vieux-Fort Square, on a busy morning.
People in the vicinity of the scene said they heard between eight and 10 gunshots fired.
According to persons who know both of the men, the incident arose from personal differences between the men which has been ongoing for some time now.
The assailant, who has had several brushes with the law, has been a victim of several violent incidents over the years.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the man was injured in his arm and leg, but according to the Vieux-Fort police, up to this morning (Friday) no official report has been made in connection with the incident.
“All I heard was bo, bo, bo, bo,… and saw a man running behind another with a gun in his hand….It’s only in movies I have seen that,” a witness to the incident told St. Lucia News Online.
Another said: “I was scared because the man was running in my direction.”