Arrests have not been made in relation to two separate homicides which occurred over the weekend and appeals are being made for anyone with information to come forward to assist with investigations.
The Major Crimes Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has said it is probing the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Danny “Cocoyo” of Conway Castries who was killed on July 11 on Crescent Street, Castries at about 11:20 p.m. and Vinton “Tanny” Clement of Faud-A-Chaud who was shot at about 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in his community.
With regard to Theophane’s shooting, police said that officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department responded to a report of the gunfire in the said area and upon arrival received information that the 19-year-old had received gunshots wounds. He was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said that Clement, on the other hand, was shot in the “slums.”
“Information indicate that 30-year-old Vinton “Tanny” Clement of Faux A Chaud, Castries was seated near the “Slums” area in Faux A Chaud with a group of persons when masked men walked up to them and fired several shots in their direction. As a result, Clement sustained gunshot wounds. He was transported to Victoria Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival,” police said in a press release.
Post mortem examinations are due to be done tomorrow July 15, 2014.