A Castries mother has said she fears for her life after the latest shooting in Marchand left her son nursing injuries in hospital.
The woman who did not want to be identified said she is concerned that the gunmen could soon start targeting relatives if they are unable to reach their intended targets.
“Sometimes they cannot get my son, they could get any member of the family,” she stated. “I fear that anybody could get hurt”
The woman said she had no idea why anyone would want to kill her son.
“I feel very sad I don’t want nothing to happen to my son. He’s my favourite son and I love him very much. If anything had to happen to him I don’t know how I would be able to survive,’ she added.
Kelly Joseph, 21, was shot in the groin area Thursday evening. He’s currently admitted at Victoria Hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the incident is unclear. It’s the latest in a string on gangland-style shootings apparently targeting young men in the Black Mallet, Marchand community.
In a separate incident on Sunday night, two men on a scooter are reported to have shot 23 year old Kimbert Lynch as he sat on the railing of the Black Mallet Bridge.
The men are said to have engaged Lynch in conversation before shooting him.
The young man later succumbed to his injuries.
Concerned residents of Marchand believe that the shootings are all connected.
“It is a war that’s going on there,” one resident told the Times, adding that people who live in the area are bracing themselves for more gun violence.