St.Lucia records Murder #42 as Woman Shot Dead and Man Injured In Castries Gun Attack

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A woman, identified as Nadia Welsh, was killed about  9:40 PM Monday in a shooting incident at Morne du Don, police have confirmed.

She sustained a gunshot wound to the head, it was reported.

A male individual,  identified as Clint Gaillard, was also injured in the attack, the police have said.

According to information, the two were sitting in a vehicle when gunmen opened fire.

So far for the year there have been 42 homicides.

On Monday at a news conference, Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, admitted that the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) was not meeting its targets and announced that new anti-crime strategies would be adopted that would be “more head on – more aggressive and targetted.”

Moncherry spoke against the backdrop of a sharp increase in gun violence in the capital.

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