Syrian national Souheil Wassouf was killed “execution-style” in Jacmel/Anse La Raye: Source

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(SNO) — A senior law enforcement source believe that the island’s latest homicide victim, 49-year-old Souheil Wassouf, was not the victim of a robbery.

Wassouf, originally from Homs, Syria, but resided at Rodney Heights, Gros Islet, was fatally shot in Jacmel, Anse La Raye on Monday afternoon.

“To me that was an execution-style killing,” the source said.

The source added that it appears Wassouf, who was known to drive around the island and sells items from his vehicle, was attacked while in his vehicle. His silver Toyota Voxy minivan (a twin of the Toyota Noah) has at least four bullet holes, two in the windscreen and one on the bonnet.

Wassouf was found motionless at the back of his vehicle. The driver’s door was open and the front-seat passenger window was partially shattered by the bullets. It appears he tried to escape but was cut down at the back of the minivan.

It is not yet known if any items were stolen from the vehicle.

Another source said: “If anything was taken, it was taken for convenience or to make it appear as a robbery, but he was definitely executed. They came to kill him.”

Wassouf, who at time operated a store in Castries, is survived by a wife and two children.

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7 comments

  1. Oh well ! All is good at home we don't have a problem everything is just fine just ask Francis so you all stop criticizing the country.

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  2. St lucia is becoming really scary..

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  3. WHAT IS GOING ON IN ST.LUCIA ? WE DON'T EVEN HAVE RESOURCES IN THIS LITTLE ISLAND. ALL YOU HAVE BEEN HEARING IS KILLING, KILLING. KILLING ! SELDOM YOU HEAR POSITIVE NEWS FROM THIS ISLAND NOW. IF DRASTIC MEASURES DOESN'T TAKE PLACE, WE WILL BE DOOMED !

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  4. people let us not forget that some Syrians are involved with Mobsters in their country. This is not the first time this has happened.

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    • For such a small island it seems to be a killing and shooting everyday. I am not happy to hear such news. I think it is getting out of hand. We need to bring hanging back. Drugs and weapon is coming in. I feel worried to visit A country where i was born.

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  5. How did ST Lucia get this bad with all this execution style shooting and killings. Please tell me that those crimes will be solved because the police not doing a good job.

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