Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has spoken out following Saturday night’s fatal shootings in Vieux Fort, claiming the lives of a man at Cedar Heights and a grandmother and a two-year-old child in the Mang.
The grandmother and the toddler sustained fatal gunshot injuries shortly after the Cedar Heights homicide.
In a video post on Facebook Sunday, Chastanet said it was with a heavy heart that he wished everyone a happy Easter.
And he acknowledged that using the word ‘happy’ seemed so inappropriate.
The former Saint Lucia Prime Minister described the Vieux Fort killings as ‘heartless’ and ‘callous’.
“My heart is broken that a grandmother and a two-year-old child would be victims at this particular time. It shows you how unconscionable this has become – how callous, heartless particularly on a day like today when we are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus – the rebirth of Jesus. An opportunity to start something afresh,” the Micoud South MP stated.
He extended sympathy the family and friends of those who lost their lives and explained that he would have more to say later.
“But today is just a day to mourn and to try to remember what today and the importance of today is,” Chastanet said. in the video recording.
“May we all come together in the spirit of unity and healing, and may the hope and promise of Easter bring comfort to those who are grieving. My thoughts and prayers are with you,” he said in a separate written message.