A 24 year old Vieux Fort woman was shot in the leg by a masked assailant as she and a male companion walked along Clarke Street in the southern town at around midnight last night, the Times has been informed.
The woman has been identified as Tisha Collymoore of Bridge Street.
Collymoore and her boyfriend, identified as Yannick Dormant, are reported to have been accosted by a masked gunman who demanded cash.
According to information,when the couple responded that they had no money, the gunman ordered them to leave the area.
It is reported that as the couple left, Collymoore was shot in the left leg.
She was transported to St Jude Hospital via an ambulance which was summoned to the scene.
A few days earlier on Monday, February 13, 2017, at around midnight, David Raymond alias ‘Pumpkin’ sustained a gunshot wound to the arm when one of two masked men who showed up at his home in Bruceville, Vieux Fort, opened fire in his direction.
The masked men fled after the shooting.
Raymond was subsequently taken to hospital.