Vieux Fort residents say they are living in fear due to continuing gun violence in their community.
In the latest incident, two individuals died in a hail of gunfire Thursday night.
One of them, identified as retired teacher Carlyle Louisy alias ‘Ohms’, was eating cornflakes on his balcony when the bullets reportedly fired in a drive-by shooting struck him.
Relatives disclosed that Louisy taught at the Entrepot Secondary School and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive.
The other deceased has been identified as 44-year-old Jimmy Emmanuel.
A relative told St. Lucia Times that Emmanuel, though mentally challenged, was calm, helpful, and did not create problems for anyone.
The relative said the deceased used to run errands for people and do odd jobs.
“He was an innocent bystander. Everybody is shocked. We don’t feel safe. The residents of Vieux Fort are tired of all these killings. We can’t walk the road how we want. We cannot do what we want daily,” the family member lamented.
Two ambulances rushed to the scene near the Vieux Fort cemetery after learning of the shooting incident at about 9:16 p.m. on Thursday.
The responders transported both victims to the hospital.
Police have launched an investigation into the double homicide.
Headline photo: (L to R) Emmanuel & Louisy