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Two Dead, Four Injured Due To Gun Violence In Babonneau & Gros Islet


Two men are dead, and four others sustained injuries in shooting incidents that occurred Monday in Babonneau and Gros Islet.

Babonneau Police Station officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty-two-year-old Lawrence Dante Maximin of Balata, Babonneau, at about 7:30 p.m.

According to a police release, Maximin had apparent gunshot wounds to his body.

An ambulance transported him to the OKEU Hospital, where a medical practitioner pronounced him dead.

Babonneau Police are also investigating a report of a shooting at Hill 20, Babonneau, at about 9:10 p.m. on Monday.

At the scene, the officers learned that private transportation conveyed three victims to a medical facility.

The officers also received information that the three victims were in stable condition.

And police at the Rodney Bay Station are investigating the circumstances of a shooting at the Fishing Complex, Gros Islet, at about 10:10 p.m. on Monday.

An ambulance transported the victim, thirty-five-year-old Garvin Benjamin Emmanuel, to the OKEU Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim who sustained gunshot injuries was in stable condition.

The police have encouraged anyone with information about the recent gun violence to contact them.

The public may call the Rodney Bay Police Station at 456-4061, the Babonneau Police Station at 456-4120, or the Crime Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.

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  1. Pierre should now declare Saint Lucia an Escalated Crime zone. Vieux is not the only problem area – the whole of Saint Lucia is. Mr. PM, while in opposition you made it seem that Chastanet was responsible for the increase in gun violence. Now that you have succeeded him and the problem has worsened under your watch, I wonder who you will now blame. Is it Chastanet, Phillip, Pierre or PJP. Which one!!!! I hope you dumb politicians learn that crime shouldn’t be politicized.

  2. We talked about Vieux Fort as if it was some far off country. There were memes saying don’t go to VF. More police presence in VF. It was talked about as if the criminals didn’t have the ability to uproot themselves and move to somewhere with less police presence. Unless this is nipped in the bud it will keep propagating like a cancer. If you think your neighbourhood is safe then you’re being wilfully ignorant of how bad this can get and with the way things are going, will probably get. But keep making it seem like it’s a VF problem alone. Political allegiance will not grant you safety, when the very people you’ve put in office have dogs, security systems, high fences and armed guards. Keep being loyalist when the gunplay starts occurring in your community. Keep thinking this is a far off problem.

  3. Well the Thorne speech and the budget address only considered the killings to be in the south. The heavy armed security at the Vieux Fort schools must be part of the protection but Vieux Fort children are scattered at schools throughout the length and breath of the island. What a sad situation in this beautiful land of ours.

  4. Tourist stay away, Lucians who can run away should runaway, this country has gone to sh!t. There is no hope.


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