Residents: Gunmen terrorizing Bois Patat

Residents of Bois Patat have said that armed men are terrorizing their neighbourhood, striking fear in the hearts of persons in the community.

The residents told the Times that in one of the latest incidents last week Thursday night, a young man was shot in the leg as men with guns opened fire on him.

The victim is reported to have been standing in the balcony of the house when he was shot.

Stray bullets penetrated  the wooden building.

“We were just cooling out having something to eat and we heard numerous gunshots firing – we just saw glass exploding and the lights went off because they shoot the wire, so people started taking cover in the house,” an occupant of the building who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Times.

He said among the persons in the house at the time was a young child.

The occupant of the house said the gunmen came with intentions to do harm.

“They came for us,” he declared.

He said he believes the same men are responsible for provoking other residents of Bois Patat, making threatening gestures and issuing death threats to people.

“That is just how they operate,” the Bois Patat resident told the Times.

“Nobody don’t interfere with those guys, they don’t look at them because those guys are just looking for trouble,” he said.

Two other residents who spoke with the Times said persons in the community are being repeatedly harassed and robbed by armed bandits.

One woman said that as a result, some persons have moved out of the community.

She pointed to two houses in upper Bois Patat which she said have been vacated by terrified tenants.

She recalled that a nurse who was attacked by armed men had her finger broken and her belongings stolen.

The woman told the Times that there was need for the authorities to do something to stop criminals from terrorizing residents.


  1. Unknown
    January 23, 2017 at 11:59 am

    When The Police was doing They Job to protect them Same people They cried and protect them Same boys today. Now you”ll need The Police wow (Words deleted)

    1. ésaí
      January 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Fo real so tru

  2. Sad-But-True
    January 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Step down, Evil Chastanet. You’re a mas.sive failure, an i.mmature, a nin.comp.oop, an embar.rassment to St. Lucia.
    You are NOT St. Lucian. You are a French National who doesn’t care about this island. Step down and return to your homeland, Martinique.

  3. Sharon terrell
    January 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    The police need to get these guns out of the communities by doing massive house searches, because am pretty sure these guns are being housed in their homes or their neighbor house.Another thing again they need trained police dogs to weed out these gun’s and these criminals, people need tod do their own investigations, set up block watches and we need cctv camaras, and good lighting in these communities to much darkness criminals hide in the dark and in the bush.This has to stop and where are the brave men to take their communities.Words will not stop crimes but action will.

    1. 465465465
      January 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Finally, a sensible comment.

  4. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Restore confidence is needed and this time tell Kenny to shut his mouth

  5. praying
    January 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Living in dat area all my life an I swear it was a very peaceful area, now the young boys jus take over. The police know every last one of them arreste them to many times only to see them back in the area. But time will tell all dogs have a day to die

  6. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Cant believe this is happening again ….

  7. Lucian
    January 23, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Forget about restoring confidence. Try restoring the peace and piece of mind of residents island wide.

    1. LB
      January 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Restoring confidence IS restoring peace and piece of mind.

  8. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    From reading this article its seems the residents know those criminals … With help,of police apprehend them … Take the community back …. This is (Expression deleted)

  9. hehe
    January 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    so it is
    all the ghettos in town y’all discriminated look it at your door step
    ghetto is not a place is ppl
    where ever they go it follows
    so look it enjoy we use to that lol

  10. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    All of you jack ass that saying is Allen I did not vote for him but for Kenny and just to make it clear he is not responsible for making up the minds of people.Is he preventing you from eating? Gosh these guys are currupt and that all.

  11. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Police should start killing dem again

  12. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I agree with d police for not getting involve cause d police deh to protect us and y’all dissing d police

  13. Lover boy
    January 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm


  14. Lover boy
    January 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Kill them all

  15. Deadlywound
    January 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    As a former resident of that area….I can tell u for a fact that the place has changed a lot because of these animals …..that’s the only way to discribe these young men. Savages ….kill them and their moms and family sob on tv my son was a good boy!! (Expression deleted) I want the heads of a few myself .time alone will tell

  16. Vigilant
    January 24, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Kill them all make them suffer like they made us

  17. Come on now
    January 25, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Crime cannot be solved by the police alone. Residents see things and keep them secret. You all know where they are hiding the guns and say nothing. But the police supposed to work miracles. The force in endless problems. IMPACS has had an impact. Rather than saying to shed more blood, the community needs to stand against these young men. Give the info on where they hiding and where they hiding the guns because the police are not gardaires.