The father of one of the two young men who were gunned down in La Clery in the wee hours of Saturday morning, has told St Lucia Times that police officers are in hiding and emerge only after a violent crime has been committed.
Thomas Charlery, the father of Shane Augustin, admitted that the young deceased was disobedient to his parents and although brought up in the right way, the former Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School student decided to do his own thing.
But he said the family was in shock at Augustin’s death.
“This country – people just killing one another, they don’t think they have a family – that is the way they moving,” Charlery lamented.
He declared that the country has no law and the police are never around when anything is happening.
“I don’t know where they hiding,” Charlery told St Lucia Times.
“When people die you just see police coming around,” the father noted, adding that the police have to do their work.
“You cannot just be hiding or you all have women checking on and you all not doing your work and sometimes things happen – no police ever there,” Charlery declared.
However he observed that once everything is over, the police show up.
Shane Augustin, 21, and David Khodra, 28, were both killed by unknown gunmen in a vehicle as the two rode on separate motor scooters.
Both young men, who were reported to be on their way from Gros Islet, sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Police have appealed to members of the public who have information regarding the double homicide to call the Criminal Investigations Department at 456-3770.
Saint Lucia has so far recorded 37 homicides for this year.