(SNO) – Not me again in Shanty town. That place is too dangerous!
That’s the sentiments expressed by a number of people who reside out of Bruceville (Shanty Town), Vieux Fort after they witnessed a shootout earlier this week that sent some people diving for cover.
No one was injured.
Eyewitnesses to the incident said it was the first time they saw so many weapons, and non-military personnel exhibiting military maneuvers. They described what they saw as a scene from a Western movie.
“I heard pow, pow, pow, pow… and saw a man hiding behind a vehicle firing shots at another, who was lying flat on the ground,” an eyewitness to the incident, who reside in Vieux-Fort North, told this reporter on condition of anonymity.
“Not me again. I will never set foot in Bruceville. The place has more guns than the police force,” another witness who reside out of Vieux-Fort town said.
In several interviews over the years with police officers attached to the Vieux-Fort Police Station, they described Bruceville as a “terrible” area with all sorts of social problems.
Residents of Bruceville are usually tight-lipped on violent incidents in the area. They all declined to comment on the incident, even on condition of anonymity.
A male resident of Bruceville, who is well known to the police, and some members of his family, were reportedly involved in the incident.
One man was reportedly in police custody assisting with the investigations.