Police have identified the victims in Sunday’s chopping incident in Belaire, near Marigot.
They are 31-year-old Martin Willie, also known as Tempo or Kieran, and 55-year-old St. Claire Augustin, also known as Compton/Lion, both of Belaire.
Police said in a press release that at about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013, officers attached to the Marigot Police Station received a report of grievous harm at Belaire.
“The officers proceeded to the scene and observed two males lying on the ground with multiple slash wounds about the body. They received information that the two males were in the vicinity of the Belaire Community Centre when they were attacked by a group of men armed with cutlasses,” the press release added.
The injured men have been admitted at Victoria Hospital.
Police said the matter is under investigation.
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Photographs of a man missing his nose and several fingers, and reports of body parts “everywhere” are revelations of the butchery which occurred in Belair, allegedly between two rival gangs in the community mid-Sunday afternoon.
Reports are that men from Upper Belair, described as the “Old Belair”, and those from what is called the “new development” in Belair, were involved in a bloody brawl.
Two men have been hospitalised with one in serious condition.
A resident described the scene as gruesome.
“There are body parts all over the place. It’s a gruesome scene,” the resident said.
“None of them are dead but there a lot of blood and fingers on the ground… even a nose,” the resident added.
Reports are that the incident is a long-standing feud between men from the community.
“It was a one-for-all gang fight. Cutlasses, a lolobef and a sword were used,” another resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). “The guys from the Upper Hill didn’t have time to use the sword. Deh send it to the grass. That’s a feud from so long. The guys just don’t mingle with each other.”
A vehicle was reportedly damaged in the brawl.
SNO will provide more information on this incident as soon as it becomes available.