A triple homicide at Bruceville, Vieux Fort, is currently under investigation by the police.
According to law enforcement sources, the incident occurred at around 1:00 am Saturday morning.
St Lucia Times has learned that gunmen, identifying themselves as police officers, demanded that the occupants of a wooden house a short distance away from the sea open the door to the dwelling.
It is reported that the men then proceeded to kick down the door and opened fire on the occupants, killing three males in the process while a female was not harmed.
One of the deceased males was found under a bed, apparently having been shot as he attempted to conceal himself.
Police are attempting to determine the identity of the deceased.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, a police patrol was in the area at the time that the triple homicide occurred and quickly responded, but the shooters managed to escape, using the bushes surrounding the house as cover.