Several residents from Coolie Town, Marigot and surrounding communities fear that there could be retaliation for the shooting death of 18-year-old Altheus Duplessis.
The teenager, who is from Morne Ciseaux, Jacmel, was reportedly shot execution-style by an unknown assailant in Coolie Town at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
A source said the teen, also known as Sixty, was gambling when he was shot in the back of the head. He fell on his face.
He was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
However, sources in the community told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that they believe Duplessis’s death may be linked to a shooting that occurred in Jacmel in late August.
“The person who was shot in August was shot in his abdomen. He didn’t die. His boss slapped Sixty and two days later somebody shot his boys so he said it was Sixty and his friends who did it,” the source said.
They also pointed out that the dead teen’s father was shot in the wee hours of Saturday morning, last weekend. His father is currently in stable condition.
It is believed that Sunday’s homicide is also related to the father’s shooting.
Police sources have also confirmed that the teen’s father was the victim of a recent shooting.
However, several other persons believe that the teen’s death stemmed from a feud over a stolen bike.