Micoud businessman Andrew Joseph, alias Mr. Mow Weng, is critical but stable in hospital after bandits shot him Saturday night, persons familiar with his condition say.
“The bullet damaged his stomach and he lost a lot of blood,” one source told St Lucia Times.
The 76 year old proprietor of Andrew’s Minimart in Mon Repos was shot in the lower abdomen Saturday evening during a robbery.
Joseph was transported to St Jude Hospital via ambulance about 7.15 pm.
Residents of the area say two masked men entered the mini-mart where Joseph’s wife and another female were.
According to reports, the women fled and the bandits accosted Joseph, roughing him up and shooting him before escaping with a small quantity of cash.
“All they got was coins you know,” a resident told St Lucia Times.
According to the resident, the attack on the senior citizen has sparked outrage in the community where he is known as a helpful individual who would extend credit to many persons.
Law enforcement officials say they are following several leads.