Senior citizens at the Adelaide and Frances Memorial Home on Waterworks Road, Castries, were shaken by a brazen daylight murder Thursday afternoon.
But the founder of the institution, Augustin Justin has said that the residents at the home are “quite strong.”
A male individual, identified only by his alias, ‘Fat Boy’, died in a hail of bullets near the home for the elderly about 2.00 PM.
Eyewitnesses said the deceased was in the company of two other males when a vehicle drove by and its occupants opened fire.
Justin, disclosed that some of the elderly residents could have seen the body.
He lamented that Saint Lucia is no longer a safe nation.
“We are no longer safe on our streets – not even at our home,” the founder of the Adelaide and Frances Memorial Home told St Lucia Times.
Justin said he was not at the institution when the shooting took place, but found the news very distressing.
“It was distressing to know that people in their nineties have to witness something like this when they are supposed to be in a safe environment. This not good at all – it does not send a good signal,” he stated.