A Guardsman Security Guard was shot dead during a robbery at the Balata petrol station in Castries, police have confirmed.
Masked gunmen attacked the business place, according to a law enforcement official.
The official told St Lucia Times that the bandits escaped with cash and the firearm that the deceased had.
Emergency officials said the male guard was shot in the head and transported to hospital by an ambulance from the Babonneau fire station about 4.10 pm.
According to the officials, at the time the victim was transported to Victoria Hospital no vital signs were discernible.
Guardsman (St Lucia) Limited, contacted for a comment on the incident, indicated that it could not make a statement at the time.
The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed.