The island’s homicide rate continues to soar after a fatal shooting in a Castries inner-city community.
At 7:56 p.m. Saturday, November 18, emergency authorities were alerted of a shooting that occurred minutes earlier at Black Mallet, Marchand.
Law enforcement sources said a male, later identified as Anthony Francois, also known as Barrel, sustained gunshot wounds to the head and back while in his vehicle.
When the ambulance arrived he was unresponsive and had no vital signs, the sources confirmed.
This brings the homicide toll for the year to a record 54.