A toddler was unhurt after a shooter opened fire on a vehicle in Vieux Fort Sunday night, killing a twenty-three-year-old man.
A family member identified the deceased as Ryan Henry.
The family member told St. Lucia Times that Henry, his step father who was the driver, and the child were in a Toyota vehicle when a masked shooter on foot opened fire and fled.
The child was in the front passenger seat with Henry.
According to the family member, Henry sought to shield his child and shoved the little girl away to the driver’s side as two gunshots rang out after 8:00 p.m. at Bruceville.
He was hit and later succumbed.
The child said to be almost two years old, was in the care of a female relative after the fatal shooting.
The male driver in the vehicle with Henry was reportedly unharmed at the time of the shooting.
Family sources told St. Lucia Times that Henry had no issues with anyone.
The matter is under investigation by the police.
Headline photo: Ryan Henry – Deceased