The grieving aunt of Saint Lucia’s latest homicide victim has urged young men intent on perpetrating gun violence to turn to God and stop the violence.
Fedora Valcin urged young people to put God first in everything they do.
“Stop the violence. We need prayers. They have to pray,” Valcin declared, adding that the battle belongs to God.
“Let God have his way. Don’t do things of you all own,” she told reporters.
The aunt said the death of her nephew was painful for the family and disclosed that he was on his way to work at Cap Estate when he died.
Twenty-eight-year-old Patrick Joseph, alias’ Prince,’ died Thursday after being shot multiple times at Barre St. Joseph.
Officers at the Marigot police station responded at about 6:00 am after learning of the shooting.
On arrival, they found Joseph’s motionless body along the roadside and several spent shells at the scene.
According to a police release, a medical practitioner pronounced him dead after unsuccessful efforts by Saint Lucia Fire Service emergency responders to resuscitate him.
The police have appealed for information regarding the fatal shooting, urging individuals to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 4563770 and 4563817 or the crime hotline at 555, to give information anonymously.
Headline photo: Fedora Valcin (Centre) and sisters at the scene of the homicide.