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Assou Canal Residents In Fear After Latest Gun Attack

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Residents of Assou Canal, Grande Riviere, Gros Islet are fearful after Tuesday night’s gun violence in which two men sustained injuries.

Both men were victims of a drive-by shooting at about 10 pm.

Residents said two shooters, one with a rifle, opened fire from a moving vehicle.

Stray bullets hit a building.

“This is not nice, not in Grande Riviere, not in Vieux Fort, not anywhere. People can’t go out anymore. Everybody afraid to go to the supermarket, people afraid to go to a little calypso, people afraid to come out for carnival,” one resident told reporters.

“People afraid for everything and what? Young people under the age of thirty taking over our country. What’s really happening?” She stated.

“If laws have to change, let’s make the laws change and tighten up some slack on what we have to do,” the woman asserted.

She also spoke of the need for education reform and proper parenting.

“Men, stop going around making children and not maintaining them and raising our ratio of single mothers in this country,” the woman advised.

The Assou Canal resident said Tuesday night’s gun violence was terrifying.

She recalled hearing the victims’ cries for help.

“It’s not easy to see your friends or your associates there lying down and you can’t help them or you seeing people that innocent just getting caught up in those crossfires. Maybe the persons that  not really involved. You all know who your people are. Don’t come where they have innocent people and do that,” the resident declared.

She explained that a shooter or shooters in a passing vehicle opened fire on some men, injuring two said to be in stable condition.

However, the woman said the shooting also impacted individuals in the community.

“I don’t think no doctor can heal that,” she told reporters.

“The neighbours, I don’t even want to know how they feeling about that because shots were heard throughout Grande Riviere,” the woman noted.

“I don’t know when it’s going to stop because I am telling you, this is not the first time we having those things in Assou Canal,” the resident said.

She also observed that Tuesday’s shooting occurred when business in the community was picking up.

“When this happens it affects everybody,” she stated.

And she explained that had the drive-by shooting occurred where more people usually hang out; the outcome would have been worse.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I am yet to get an answer for this question: Magistrates how many of the gun cases have been dealt with? I mean they are finished and a verdict is given. Are we just having adjournment upon adjournment? Will new courthouses make a difference?

  2. Lucians you all crying you all have alot more crying to do. Any country who fights against its police must prepare to make peace with its criminals. Lucians nobody to blame but you all selves you all are reaping what.you all soew. You all benefit from criminal activity take what comes with it.

  3. I agree with the woman from the neighbourhood’s comments – it starts with too many fatherless children. But it is not only the men at fault, the women need to respect themselves too and have children with those you love and have a commitment with. Most of all, respect and love all your children and those around you. They are the future ie what future is left in this sad island…

  4. WELL THEY CHARGING THEM AND LETTING THEM GO BACK TO THE STREETS. EVEN THE ONE WHO MADE THE HOME MADE GUN AND AMO. ON THE STREETS WHO ARE THE LAWYERS FIGHTING TO FOR THESE PEOPLE TO BE LET GO AND CONTINUE THE SHOOTINGS. SMH.

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