St Lucia Police have confirmed that the young man who was killed at Marchand on Sunday was shot by two men riding on a scooter.
The shooting occurred around 10:55AM on the Black Mallet Bridge.
Police say 23 year old Kimbert Lynch of Black Mallet, Castries was sitting on the railing of the bridge when he was approached by the shooters.
The two men engaged Lynch in conversation before discharging two rounds in his direction, striking him in the left chest area and left thigh, according to Police Spokesman, ASP Gregory Alexander.
The victim’s uncle – Evitus Lynch – said he was inside his home when he heard the gunshots and later saw his nephew running toward his house.
“When I came outside, I saw it was my nephew. He tell me uncle they shoot me, they shoot me,” Lynch said.
Kimbert Lynch asked his uncle to get him a ride to the hospital before he collapsed to the ground, struggling to breathe, the uncle added.
He was transported to Victoria Hospital via ambulance. Relatives say he died in the Operating Room.
Mr. Lynch said he could not explain why anyone would want his nephew dead but stated that Kimbert previously spent a week in hospital after he was stabbed by a group of men.
This is the 22nd homicide recorded in St Lucia so far this year.
Police say their investigations into this matter are continuing.