Saint Lu­cian Pas­tor Re­cov­er­ing af­ter Be­ing Shot in the US!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -


Toni Ni­cholas

ASaint Lu­cian pas­tor who was shot mul­ti­ple times in the US is on the road to re­cov­ery, a fam­ily mem­ber told the STAR on Fri­day.

The Rev. Dr. Au­gus­tus Sealy, who leads the First Church of the Nazarene on Capitol Av­enue, was in­jured at about 6:30 a.m. on Sun­day May 24 in a drive-by shoot­ing, Con­necti­cut po­lice said. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut where Sealy was hit with three rounds by some­one or per­sons in a mov­ing ve­hi­cle. Sealy, 54, was plant­ing small flags in the church’s lawn at 932 Capitol Ave in hon­our of Me­mo­rial Day. The bul­lets were lodged in his leg and shoul­der. Curtis Sealy, who is the brother of the pas­tor, told the STAR on Fri­day that he has since been trans­ferred from the hos­pi­tal where he was listed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion to an­other fa­cil­ity for ther­apy. “I have spo­ken to him but there was not much he could say since he was heav­ily med­i­cated and some­what drowsy,” Curtis Sealy said. He went on to say that the fam­ily was in con­stant con­tact through his wife. “He also has a brother and sis­ter in an­other state in the US and they are mak­ing plans to go over to be with him,” he in­formed the STAR. Ac­cord­ing to the pas­tor’s wife, her hus­band’s fe­mur was shat­tered in the shoot­ing.

Asked whether they had re­ceived any in­for­ma­tion as to the mo­tive of the shoot­ing, Sealy said “no.” He con­firmed, how­ever, that the po­lice in Con­necti­cut were fol­low­ing a lead af­ter a wit­ness had iden­ti­fied a black car trav­el­ling in the vicin­ity where the vic­tim was shot and had heard five gun­shots.

This is the fifth church that the Rev. Au­gus­tus Sealy has served in the United States af­ter his first church in Saint Lu­cia, where he was born and raised. He had vis­ited Saint Lu­cia as re­cently as March fol­low­ing the drown­ing of his 16-yearold nephew, Miguel Sealy of Massacre on Fe­bru­ary 23.

Po­lice at the crime scene where Rev. Dr. Au­gus­tus

Sealy (inset) was shot last Sun­day.

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