St. Lucia News Online has received confirmation that a man was shot by police in Castries at around 5 p.m. yesterday.
The Police Press Office’s Aniel Innocent, in response to questions from St. Lucia News Online, said: “Yes I can confirm it was a police shooting. The individual is currently hospitalized. The incident occurred on Calcresent Street at about 5 p.m. Name and address I will withhold as I need to be sure I have it correct. ”
Sources say the police responded to a report in the vicinity of Derek Walcott Square and RBTT bank.
Eyewitnesses told St. Lucia News Online that explosions were heard, then men with guns – later confirmed to be police officers in plain clothes – were seen in the vicinity of RBTT bank.
Moments later, eyewitnesses said a man was seen sitting upright in front of a pickup between RBTT and Blue Coral Mall, bleeding from the stomach area.
St. Lucia News Online will keep you updated.