Police said in a press release that 27-year-old Barney Isidore of Arundel Hill, Marchand sustained a gunshot wound to the face whilst standing in the community of New Village about 7:15 p.m.
“Reports indicate that an unknown male walked up to the victim and discharged a firearm in his direction hitting him in the face. Barney was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was treated and admitted in a stable condition,” the press release stated.
No one has been arrested in relation to this incident.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is appealing to anyone who has information which can assist with the investigation of this matter to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers 456-3770/456-3817.
Investigations into the incident continue.
New Village was the scene of the island’s first homicide of the year when on Thursday, Jan. 2, Joel Nobal, 27, otherwise called “Wells” and “Willie”, of New Village, Castries was shot in the head while sitting under a shed in his community.
At least one person was assisting police with investigations but no one has been formally arrested or charged for Nobal’s killing.