A businesswoman who was injured during last night’s deadly shooting in front her roadside bar in Ravine Poisson has told the media that she is concerned about the survival of her business and the financial stress the incident will cause.
The shooting that occurred shortly after 8 p.m. took the life of 41-year-old Sherwin Auguste, also known as ‘Shervy’, a resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, police said.
Auguste, who was reportedly patronising the bar, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at about 9:45 p.m., police said.
The businesswoman sustained a single gunshot wound to the right thigh and was discharged from hospital today. She is now recovering at home.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the bar owner told HTS News4force that the bullet is still lodged in her thigh and will require surgery to remove it.
She said the cost for the surgery and the fact that she is a self-employed single mother, who is also taking care of her elderly mother, will put more “burden” on her financial situation. She said this will no doubt put the survival of her business in jeopardy.
The businesswoman explained what occurred last evening: “I was at my shop last night, and … a customer came to buy food. Whilst I was serving the customer I heard a loud noise. When I heard the loud noise I felt my foot get heavy so I ran; in running I fell to my knees and then I crawl the rest of the way.”
She added: “I continue hearing the rest of the shooting. I continued hearing the person licking the shots.”
When the shooting stopped, the businesswoman said she ran to the door and opened it because “I had some children waiting for their mom at the shop for me, and I opened the door for them”.
She said one of the children went for a shirt and used it to tie her leg. That’s when they broke the news that “one of the guys” was shot and died.
Auguste’s death is the 34th homicide for the year.