Gang War­fare In Castries

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Res­i­dents of Bois Patat, Morne Du Don are call­ing on au­thor­i­ties to step up their pres­ence in the area after gang war has once again reared its ugly head there. In ad­di­tion, the res­i­dents say that in the past month the num­ber of rob­beries in the area has also in­creased and they feel help­less.

On Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 3, 35-year-old Ivor Hil­iare of Bois Patat, Morne Du Don was shot in the area. It is al­leged that four armed masked men fired shots in the di­rec­tion of Hil­iare, hit­ting him in the ab­domen. He was sub­se­quently trans­ported to Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal where he was treated and ad­mit­ted.

One res­i­dent told the STAR that this is not an iso­lated in­ci­dent and it is linked to on­go­ing fueds be­tween gangs from Bois Patat/Morne Du Don and Wil­ton’s yard. The STAR has also been in­formed that Tues­day’s shoot­ing is also linked to the torch­ing of two ve­hi­cles in Bois Patat.

On Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 3, 2014 about 8:30 p.m., of­fi­cers at­tached to the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment re­ceived a re­port of ar­son at Bois Patat, Morne Du Don. On ar­rival, they ob­served that two ve­hi­cles were ablaze. The ve­hi­cles be­longed to Bois Patat res­i­dents and were parked near each other.

No one has been ar­rested in relation to any of the in­ci­dents.

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