Saint Lucia police are concerned about the use of high powered weapons by criminals, a senior law enforcement official has told St Lucia Times.
According to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, such a weapon is suspected to have been used in the shooting incident in Wilton’s Yard on Sunday evening.
“The criminals are upping their game,” the official told St Lucia Times.
Unidentified gunmen sprayed the community, leaving bullet holes in several places.
A number of spent shells were recovered from the scene.
The law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that based on the type and number of shells found, compared with the length of time the gunmen are said to have been firing at their target, it is ‘quite likely’ that a high powered weapon or high powered weapons were involved, even though weapons can be modified.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, three shooters are suspected to have been involved in Sunday’s shooting in Wilton’s Yard.
The incident resulted in the death of Stephen Francis, 47, alias ‘Face’.