Gros Islet shooting leaves several injured

Gros Islet shooting leaves several injured

A shooting incident in the wee hours of this morning at Gros Islet has left at least six persons nursing injuries, according to reports.

What exactly happened is still unclear as police continue their investigations.

However one of the shooting victims who said he was an innocent bystander, described to the Times what happened before he sustained a bullet wound to the toe.

The Monchy resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had just come from the washroom near the bar by the jetty.

“While passing through I just start to hear gunshots firing behind me so I try to turn to the direction to see what was  going on because people were just pushing me,” he disclosed.

The shooting victim recalled that people were also rushing towards him.

He said at that time the shots became more rapid.

The victim said he fell in the mad rush by people to get out of the way.

He said his shoe came off and he later realized that he had sustained a gunshot wound.

“Maybe six of us get shot – one for sure his leg break, the others bullet graze them – me,I almost lose my small toe in that,”  he declared.

The Saint Lucia Fire Service reported transporting at least two people to hospital while is appears that the others were transported by private means as a result of the Gros Islet shooting.

According to the Fire Service, an alarm was raised at about 1:26 am.

 

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31 Comments

  1. zero
    November 19, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply

    Reckless shooting

    1. Anonymous
      November 20, 2016 at 8:36 am Reply

      what happened?

  2. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 10:44 am Reply

    Not a good thing for our already frail tourism industry
    Lets hope that our law enforcement agencies swifly bring the culprit or culprits to justice.
    Too many shootings
    Enough is enough
    Lets make St lucia great again

    1. Anonymous
      November 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm Reply

      shut up Chastenet

      1. Anonymous
        November 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm Reply

        Shut up idiot.

  3. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

    The folks that blamed the previous Government in particular Kenny……don’t you all feel stupid now?!

  4. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 11:03 am Reply

    Those persons that blamed the previous government, in particular Kenny….don’t you all feel foolish now?!

    1. Still blaming kenny...
      November 20, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply

      People that think that a government can end crime in 5 months are real morons…SLP always have a set of uneducated…bush people supporters…

  5. docdell
    November 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

    don’t know why the blame of government always comes up in these circumstances. Im sure people know the gun man and no one is speaking. there is cameras in that area and is not working., theres is always police presents in Friday night but still a crime occurs and unsolved. are the police men to busy in one corner like I see them , and the dj has to announce for police help. Im getting to realized no where is safe in the nightlife., at least in these certain outdoor entertainment.

    1. Chooops
      November 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm Reply

      Ifkr!

      1. Anonymous
        November 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

        So every thing that happen is Goverment choops

  6. Sad-But-True
    November 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Another lack of ‘5 to stay alive,’ implementation. Perhaps “Rubber Jaws,” guy joseph can say a voodoo prayer to put a stop to it.

    1. Anonymous
      November 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply

      Ay ay. It’s alive!!!

      Thought you had left on a one way ticket to the moon. Shucks man!!!!

  7. LucianGemini
    November 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Your reporting us a bit lacking. Gros Islet encompasses an area from Choc all the way to Cap Estate and includes areas like Monchy. This area, being our tourism centre, also has many bars.
    So where exactly did this incident occur?

    1. Anonymous
      November 20, 2016 at 8:41 am Reply

      by seaview

  8. Calvin
    November 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply

    This number of people shot and otherwise injured is unconsciable. That’s getting into CNN-worth coverage.

    I find it interesting, that with all of the alleged police presence, that there was no mention made of who, if anyone, was taken into custody. Come one people, gros Islet has been happening for decades, and the police know who the actors are, and, on top of that, it’s easy enough to set up a small perimeter and kickover a few rocks to see what’s underneath and lean on some folk for information.

    How very, very unfortunate, especially for an event that is so heavily marketed to tourists staying in Rodney Bay and Cap as a must-attend night for a true St. Lucian cultural experience.

    Saturday is ine of the notable days of the week when toursts depart and arrive.

    Those departing talk and post like no one’s business on the recency of their experience and also with others on the shuttles, at the plane, and at the airport, nevermind posting to social media.

    The PM (I have seen him on these sites referred to as Ti Chas, which I *will not*, out of great respect for what his father accomplished through perseverance, innovation, strategic vision, risk and sheer guts) and his governmentr have had plenty of time to show in a clear and measurably demonstrable manner what path-forward is being implemented both legislatively and immediately on the streets to send a clear messsage that there’s a new sheriff in town (is there?).

    Press Releases from the government that feel good to read are one thing. Simply put, Deeds Speak.

    I suppose that not all is lost. At least with the announced efforts by government as to their focus we’ll at least have a national carrier in movey-losing Caribbean Airlines.

    Ask more question. Demand better. This is our economy at stake.

    A darn shame.

    1. Anonymous
      November 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm Reply

      St. Lucia Times please implement a maximum letters limit for comments. That post was tooooooo darn long. I don’t have a short attention span. But jeez ….

      1. Anonymous
        November 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply

        Agreed. Enough of all this fancy book-learning bay-teez and pappy-show that people are posting on this site.

        I’m simple. Life is simple. Everyone and everything should be simple. Like me.

        I too have given up in my life reading or listening to anyone or reading anything that can’t be explained to me in one paragraph. I’m important, I’ve got things to do, and eh-eh, listen up, I only have so much limit on my data plan and only so much battery time on my smartphone, time to be considerate of us that are data-limited and that have better things to do, seriously. I’m already struggling each day just to try and remember what I promised to pick up at the store for my children. Please, please, my fellow Looshans, please say what you have to say in one sentence, something that I can understand and process.

  9. TRUTH
    November 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm Reply

    All of a sudden as Labour is not in power it should not be the fault of the Government Docdell. When Labour was in power, every crime that was committed was Kenny’s fault, even the Police ineptitude was blamed on Kenny.
    It will continue to be the Government’s fault when you have people like Chastanet peddling lies during the campaign, making the mustard seed brains believe that crime was all Kenny’s fault.
    Right now, the only thing that will change people’s mindset is for Chastanet to go back to the populace and let them know that he knowingly lied when he solely placed the blame on Kenny just so he could get into power.

  10. Calvin
    November 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Truth, I can’t disagree.

    To some degree, it is also all of our faults since we live in a democracy and have watched it happen.

    No easy answers or roadmap out on this, unfortunately…

  11. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Let’s stop the hypocrisy and the blame game. This is our st.lucia and this affects us, all one way or another. We are a 😯😯 people and afraid to speak up and is only when things hit home that we want justice and someone to speak up but we don’t do the same for others. SMH and where is our human rights activist on matters like these. We need to change our mindset and look out for others the way we would like them to look out for us.

  12. Let La
    November 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Monchy resident, u heard gunshots u ea docking u looking to c wer it’s coming from. REALLY!!!!! U C people running towards you u ain’t running!!!!. I mean come on, that attitude still exist? “MA KA MOOR IGNORANT”

    Lucians grow up, when will there be comments and the government isn’t involve. Let’s look for a way to get in there to make the change they can’t if we think we can.

  13. Ben
    November 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Let La you need to buy “Hooked on Phonics”

  14. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm Reply

    ORC ORC ORC please please please

  15. Anonymous
    November 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm Reply

    kenny and co was blamed because they made ORC a big issue He claimed he saw a death list which brought about Impacs and then he went further to blame guy mayers until he got a lawyers letter to shut him up. we st.lucians dont know what we want every move the police make its an issue. I vote to bring back ORC with a different mandate. capture and bring in to face the courts and galo.

  16. Savior
    November 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Why don’t you’ll people that talking politics wait for the next election to beat (Words removed) an please comment about the story” dammit ” if you don’t have nothing to say just shut the he’ll up ignorant

  17. Anonnymous
    November 20, 2016 at 2:12 am Reply

    Please do take the guns away from the people of St Lucia. It will damage the tourist industry. Nobody will have respect for your country any more. Stop you murders and bloodshed. You are suppose to be a righteous nation from the Almighty God your Creator. Accept Him in your life and keep his commands which he gave us to keep when he gave us lsraelites the laws to keep when he spoke to Moses on mount Sinai in the Middle East in Near Africa. That is where your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who was made lsrael come from. Read all about it in the Bible. Stop the killing. You are suppose to be a Holy Nation showing forth the praises of HIM who have called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Christ is coming back to this world very soon. Repent and turn to him for HE is your Saviour and Redeemer. May the Almighty Creator Bless you and bless St Lucia.

  18. Anonnymous
    November 20, 2016 at 2:32 am Reply

    Please please please Listen and take heed to this message which is written above.

    It was given to you from one whom the Almighty has made his messenger.

  19. Calvin
    November 20, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply

    It has been written:

    “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. ”

    “God commands justice and fair dealing…”

  20. Common sense
    November 20, 2016 at 7:39 am Reply

    This ignorance is disheartening to say the least. It is YOUR island and YOUR responsibility. Stop looking for scapegoats and blaming the various government parties. It doesn’t matter who is in power, there is a serious problem. Every idiot who posts here and says it’s the government’s fault feels they’ve done something useful, but in reality all you’ve done is further the problem. While your digital and social conscience may feel satisfied that you have taken some obscure form of action, all you’ve done is create a further divisive environment, distract from the real issue and looked for someone else to blame instead of realising that you too are responsible when criminals do nonsense like this and get away with it.
    Covering for your friend, relative or person who” was such a good person” is just foolish. If you want to see St Lucia economy crumble and be the laughing stock of the international tourism world then keep blaming everyone else. If you actually want to see us move forward then come forward and do what you know is right before someone close to you also suffers

  21. Anonymous
    November 25, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Is it because of Kenny?

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