Marine Police on Wednesday intercepted a canoe that was leaving Soufriere and arrested several men on board on suspicion that they were involved in a shooting incident.
The incident claimed one man’s life and left another male in critical condition.
Emergency personnel from the Soufriere fire station responded after receiving a call at about 3:40 pm regarding the shooting.
According to initial reports, it occurred at the Soufriere gas station on the waterfront, where the victims had pulled up to inflate a motorcycle tyre.
A Marine Police vessel intercepted a boat with suspects on board at about 4:40 pm as it was leaving Soufriere.
A viral video of the Marine Police interception has appeared on social media.
A voice on the recording declared that the suspects were trying to escape by boat after the fatal shooting in Soufriere, believed to be the result of a feud between groups from the town and the community of Marigot.
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