Marc, Bexon residents have expressed concern over gun violence after three men sustained injuries in a shooting incident in the community Thursday night.
And they have expressed fears that reprisals will occur, possibly putting the lives of innocent passers-by at risk.
The residents said Thursday’s drive-by shooting occurred as the three men sat outside a shop.
“I was very shocked last night when I heard the shots. I just take my bag and I went home. I make somebody drop me home bacause I have two young girls so it was very hard for me, and that is the first time that happen around here like that,” a female resident stated.
She said she was fed up with the constant violence Saint Lucia has been experiencing.
“Things going out of hand. We just have to pray,” the Marc, Bexon resident, declared.
Another woman said she wanted perpetrators of the gun violence to make peace with each other.
“It is time for these things to stop because people feel unsafe in the community,” the woman declared.
Police said they received the shooting report at about 10:15 pm and learned three men had sustained injuries.
According to a police statement, private transportation took the men to the hospital.
The police reported that one of the men, twenty-five-year-old Nyiam Callender of Marc, Bexon, succumbed on Friday.
But officers later said the information was incorrect and he was alive.
The officers have urged anyone with information regarding the Bexon shooting to contact the nearest police station, the Criminal Investigations Department at 456-3770, 456-3817, or the Crime Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.
As long as there are thieves there will be no peace.
Well resident said, W just have to pray, so let us all just stay home kneel down and ray. Like seriously, if that’s how we thinking then no wonder. Well my lady sit and pray whiles your leaders support criminals with the Education System we have and lack of jobs etc. I pary u eh get shot by a stray bullet whiles u sit and pray.
Will the P.M. & the Rep: for this Constituency go speak to the people, and create a local Council where regular meetings could be held to thrash out their difference, alternatives, ideas, but most of all – start and end with Prayers & Praises to the Lord – if that could be repeated in most Constituencies, for one to know each other – abiding in faith – the guns would be silent, thefts and distrust, hate and crime, envy and jealousy would suddenly be gone. Be Blessed
Most of you Hide the Weapons for these Thugs so Deal with You all Crime problems