The shooting occurred at around 11:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the taxi stand/CDC building area.
Public Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (July 20) that a police officer responded to a report of an individual being assaulted.
Hippolyte said upon arriving at the scene, the officer gave chase after the alleged suspect and while doing so, the lawman was shot at.
The officer responded by discharging a round of ammunition, which led to an individual sustaining a “flesh wound.” The individual was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and later released.
Hippolyte could not say whether the alleged suspect was caught.
Details are still sketchy and the matter is still being investigated.