A bus driver was ambushed by masked bandits near his home in New Village, Castries, where he was shot and robbed, according to residents of the community.
The victim was identified as Ignatius Jn Baptiste, who is said to be in his fifties.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, Jn Baptiste had parked his bus and was taking a path towards his home when an undisclosed number of masked individuals pounced on him, shot him in the lower part of his body, robbed him and fled.
The wounded man was rushed to hospital in a private vehicle.
Residents report hearing at least four gunshots about 7.00 p.m.
One irate individual told St Lucia Times that it was outrageous that a hardworking man who tries to earn an honest living can be attacked in such a manner and said it was time that citizens take back this country from criminals who appear tom act with impunity in any place and at any time.
According to the individual, Saint Lucia needs Operation Restore Confidence (ORC) Part Two.
Under the now controversial ORC, several suspects were killed by Saint Lucia police between 2010 and 2011, leading to allegations of extra judicial killings and prompting the United States to suspend all forms of assistance to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.