One man died following a shooting incident at Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort, Saturday night.
Residents of the community reported hearing at least two gunshots, followed later by an ambulance siren’s wailing as the Vieux Fort fire station responded after receiving an emergency call at about 8:30 pm.
Saturday’s fatal shooting occurred as Saint Lucia welcomed additional Regional Security System (RSS) ranks from Antigua and Barbados and said farewell to some others who were departing.
The RSS officers have been assisting local police in their anti-crime campaign in Vieux Fort.
The government declared Vieux Fort South an escalated crime zone granting police expanded powers in response to a recent wave of deadly gun violence.
In addition to the fatal shooting on Saturday night, police are also investigating an incident on Monday in which a man sustained gunshot wounds at Morne Cayenne, Vieux Fort, and was in stable condition in the hospital.
Police have urged anyone with information regarding that incident to contact the nearest police station, the Vieux Fort Police Station at 456- 3905, 456-3906, or the Crime Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.