Fire Service records 65 ambulance responses

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has reported recording 65 ambulance responses within the past seventy two hours – 41 in the North of the Island and 24 in the South.

The responses included transporting persons to hospital in the wee hours of Saturday morning as a result of a shooting incident at the Gros Islet street party which commences every Friday night.

It is reported that at least six people were injured, some of whom were transported to hospital by private means.

There were no fatalities.

In a separate incident on Friday at approximately 11:50 p.m., the SLFS reported receiving a call from the Dennery Multi-purpose Centre informing of a shooting incident.

Upon arrival, two male individuals were discovered with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the right thigh and left abdomen respectively.

Both patients were transported to the St. Jude Hospital via ambulance in a stable condition.

The SLFS said there were three cases of physical assault and six calls relating to motor vehicle accidents.

On Sunday at approximately 11:00 a.m., a call was received relating to a motor vehicular accident at Jacmel, Quarter of Roseau.

A van with a total of six passengers on board had veered off the road and plunged into an empty house.

Three of the passengers received minor lacerations.

All occupants of the vehicle were transported in a stable condition to the Victoria Hospital via ambulances from Fire Service Headquarters and the Gros Islet Fire Station.

There were 2 house fire calls received by the Fire Service for the weekend.

At Bocage one structure was partially destroyed and another completely destroyed.

At Bruceville, Vieux Fort, a wooden structure measuring approximately 15 x 9 feet was completely destroyed.

No one was reported injured as a result of the fires.