A young male has died as a result of a shooting in Blackstars, Morne Du Don, Castries Thursday night at around 9 p.m.
The deceased, 18-year-old Curtis Charlery, formerly of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School.
Residents reported hearing about 10 or more explosions at around 9 p.m. followed shortly by the sound of sirens.
An eyewitness said Curtis died at the scene of the shooting while emergency personnel worked on him.
“I saw ambulance crew doing their best to save this young teen’s life,” a man stated on Facebook.
Police sources theorise that the shooting is gang related.
This is the 14th homicide of 2015 and the second homicide in Morne Du Don within eight days.
On Thursday, July 30, at about 2:30 a.m., Tennyson Lionel, also known as “Ten Cents” of Ciceron, Castries, was gunned down in Morne Du Don – several hours after celebrating his 35th birthday.
A post mortem examination revealed that Lionel died from brain damage secondary to gunshot wounds, according to a police press release.