The shooting death on Sunday of Sean Lewis, alias ‘Gun Play’, was one of three weekend incidents involving the use of firearms, the Saint Lucia Fire Service has reported.
The ‘Gun Play’ incident resulted in the only fatality.
‘Gun Play’ was shot multiple times on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Bois D’Orange.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service has reported that he succumbed to his injuries prior to being transported to Victoria Hospital by personnel from the Gros Islet Fire Station.
The incident occurred at about 1 pm near Computer World.
Lewis was reported to be exiting the Windjammer Landing gap when his vehicle was fired upon.
According to reports, persons in two vehicles travelling in opposite directions opened fire on a vehicle in which Lewis was.
The two vehicles sped away in a Northerly direction after the shooting, it is reported.
Lewis was one of several individuals whose photographs had appeared on a so-called police ‘hit list’.
A report compiled by Jamaican investigators who probed allegations of extra-judicial killings by the police here between 2010 and 2011, said that a police ‘death list’ indeed existed.
Then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, in an address to the nation, quoted the report as saying that the police staged fake encounters and planted weapons on persons to justify the fatal shootings.
The shootings occurred during a police campaign dubbed – Operation Restore Confidence.