Two persons were fatally shot in separate incidents in Castries between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning – marking St. Lucia’s first homicides for 2015.
A homeless man, Anthony Harris, also known as Tony, died off Chaussee Road, behind the Courts building, near Wilton’s Yard, also known as Graveyard. The incident occurred at around 11: 20 p.m. Saturday, April 4.
It is believed that Tony was caught in a crossfire.
Another male, identified as Brent Frederick, believed to be in his teens, sustained a gunshot wound in the mouth and was hospitalised in stable condition.
In the second incident, a man, identified by a family member as Oran Charles, aka Wong, of Monkey Town, Ciceron, was shot multiple times in Monkey Town around 2 a.m. Sunday. It is believed that the shooting was gang-related.
Charles, who was in his mid to late 20s, celebrated his birthday recently, on April 1, a relative told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
Of note, St. Lucia, unofficially, recorded no homicides in January, February and March 2015.
More details later.