(St. Lucia News Online) — Police are investigating the shooting death of 57-year-old Cecilia Louis, popularly known as ‘Miss Daphne’, who was shot dead near her home in Monchy, Gros Islet on Monday evening, July 20 — the second woman to be killed in Saint Lucia in just over a week.
Louis was reportedly walking home when she was attacked.
Residents reported hearing multiple gunshots after 7 p.m.
Louis, a taxi driver in the Rodney Bay, Gros Islet area, was eventually discovered suffering from gunshot wounds.
She died on the spot.
“Sad…hardworking hustler…was my taxi lady before I got my own…didn’t know we were related until tonight…sad,” wrote someone on Facebook.
Another said: “Rest in Peace Miss Daphne…may her kids and family be comforted with the outpouring of love during this tragic time of loss.”
“So sad news,” another one wrote. “Rest in Eternal Peace. Cecilia was my driver. I was looking forward to her picking me up this weekend from Hewannora. She was a beautiful woman, lovely personality. Gone too soon.”
There are no further details regarding the shooting at this time.
However, this is the second killing of a woman in less than two weeks.
On July 12, Anela Wilson, a resident of Marchand, Castries, was gunned down at Pigeon Point Beach in Gros Islet during a social gathering. Her male companion survived the shooting. A Marchand resident — Ramah Williams — has since been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the incident.