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Police Probe Another Fatal Shooting In Vieux Fort


Police are investigating another fatal shooting in Vieux Fort, the third to have occurred on Friday, as terrified residents brace for more gun violence in the coming days.

At about 8:30 pm, forty-three-year-old Marcus Charlery of Bruceville sustained gunshot wounds to the neck, back, and shoulder.

An ambulance rushed him to St. Jude Hospital, where a doctor pronounced him dead.

Earlier on Friday, 59-year-old Sylvanus Joseph, also known as ‘Sea Boy’, and 52-year-old Dexter Vitalis, alias ‘Marian’ succumbed to gunshot injuries at West Side, Vieux Fort.

And on Thursday, two men and a woman were shot dead, and a nine-year-old boy sustained injuries from gun violence.

Following the fatal shootings on Thursday, the Ministry of Education, citing ‘the current unstable environment’ in Vieux Fort, announced the closure Friday of the Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary, Beanefield Post Secondary, Vieux Fort Primary, Vieux Infant and Vieux Fort Special Education Center.

In addition, Massy Stores informed its customers that its La Tourney and New Dock outlets would close early on Friday and Saturday to safeguard customers.


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  1. So what’s next open fire on a plane full of Canadians or UK visitors? RSLP you had a top official bringing in a semi automatic weapon a matter of months ago in the back of a refrigerator threw Customs Clearing it and having his daughter clear it, the public heard zero backfire on this, I’d start with this…also you got Big money family’s who have contributed greatly commercially to this island who’s offspring are out of control!….shocking to read dis sheet this morning I thought it was from yesterday but it’s another 3 people!. sMPH, officers Bring in de big guns an check into TOP OFficials this could mean Govt and all!…smp cool the phock out in VF u see why nothin can be done done there for tourists bc this phockery…….Grow UP!. SmPH

  2. Years ago I said St Lucia was closer to Haiti than the USA. People scoffed!
    In the last elections could not understand how voters put in the racist xenophobia SLP filled at the top with dubious characters. A party that time after time had mismanaged bankrupted and brought St Lucia to the gutters morally and financially.
    So here we are- bankrupt moribund with 5 killed in 48 hrs. Businesses and schools closed due to terror. And as usual – nothing from the corrupt SLP but platitudes. Their hacks blaming all and sundry. All of a sudden it is not the government when 3 years ago it was all UWP FAULT.
    As we know how can you have the likes of such Ministers and expect anything but mayhem.
    Sorry Lucians you voted for them and what I suggested woukd happen is happening.

  3. Looks like people will have to invest in bullet proof vest when they have to travel to V. Fort. Hope V. Fort doesn’t become a ghost town.


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