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British visitor killed, wife injured in St Lucia attack

Police are yet to release details of the incident, only saying that the initial investigation points to a robbery.

Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus  in a statement on Saturday,  expressed condolences to the family of the victims while assuring them  that St. Lucia remains “relatively safe for nationals and visitors alike”.

He said law enforcement officials are  working “speedily”to solve the case.

“To his wife, who also sustained injuries as a result of the attack, we extend our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. There is an active investigation underway and as law enforcement  leads the charge in an attempt to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice speedily.

“I wish to assure you that as a destination St Lucia remains relatively safe for nationals and visitors alike, and we are fully committed to seeing this investigation through to a final conclusion,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile a long-standing feud between two families in Rockhall, East Castries turned deadly late Friday after several altercations during the evening.

Police report that shortly before mid-night Embert Eugene aka Cow Back was shot multiple times by Mitch Alcide aka Mad Ras, who was subsequently shot by a police officer.

Reports are that the plain clothes policeman who happened to be near the scene of the crime, resides in the area and is a relative of Alcide, who is well known to law enforcement.

Apart from the police shooting, the two incidents bring the number of homicides so far this year to five. 

 

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