A young man is now being treated at St. Jude’s Hospital for stab wound/s following an altercation in La Ressource, Vieux Fort Saturday night, June 1, 2013.
Reports are that 19-year-old Ashley Octave aka Bolocky of Pierrot, Vieux Fort sustained a serious wound to his stomach.
An eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the victim’s intestines were exposed as a result of the nasty slash.
The incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (VFCSS) shortly after the end of the Miss VFCSS Campus B pageant.
The motive for the stabbing is not clear but another eyewitness told SNO that the incident could have been prevented had the police intervened sooner.
“I personally saw when the fight started. At that same time a police van was passing. I asked him to stop because there was a fight going on. He slowed down by the fight but never stopped. There were three police officers on the van. Yeah, if only he stopped when I asked this young man wouldn’t have gotten hurt. I left when the injured guy’s friends went chasing after the person who stabbed him,” the eyewitness alleged.