Police say they have charged a twenty-two-year-old man for the fatal shooting of a woman in Vieux Fort.
Officers charged the accused, Arenato Soumere of Martin Luther King Street, Vieux Fort, in connection with the death of 59-year-old Loraine Savery earlier this month.
Severy was among individuals killed in a surge of gun violence in Vieux Fort.
In response to the violence, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Philip J. Pierre announced that Vieux Fort South had been designated an escalated crime zone under the Suppression of Escalated Crime (Police Powers) legislation.
The legislation grants expanded powers to the police, who have been patrolling the area alongside Regional Security System (RSS) troops invited here to assist in bringing calm to community after the violent crime upsurge.
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