Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius has declared that Thursday’s occurrences in Vieux Fort, while ‘truly disheartening’, were in no way reflects a lack of resilience by the police.
Two men and a woman were gunned down, and a nine-year-old boy sustained gunshot injuries in separate incidents in the Southern town.
“These were the actions of cowards intent on spreading mayhem which we will not allow,” Descartes-Pelius declared.
In addition, she explained that following Thursday’s homicides, the police put measures in place to allay citizens’ fears.
Her complete statement appears below: