LOOP: A family of Vieux-Fort, St Lucia, is consumed with grief and anger after two of their loved ones were slain while in their bed on Saturday.
Dead are Tara Joseph, 47, also known as Lucess, who was shot four times, and her grandson, Kentrell Joseph, two, who received eight gunshots. Tara was pronounced dead at the hospital, while her grandson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime.
According to a family member, the assailants used a chair to reach a partially opened window in the house from where they fired the gunshots.
“I heard someone kick the gate open and heard gunshots bursting. I did not want to open my door because gunshots were bursting,” the family member recounted.
He said his cousin in the nearby house shouted at him, saying that they were killing his mother.
“I came in the yard and saw the child flat on the ground. Those guys have no heart,” the family member grieved.
The assailants went into another home of a relative of the victim before shooting the two victims, but the occupant of that home wasn’t there at the time.
“If I was at my home I would be dead also. It’s a good thing I was not at home,” the grieving family member said.
On Saturday, April 8, the presence of the police officers wasn’t as noticeable in Vieux-Fort as in previous days. The grieving family members believed that the incident may not have occurred had there been a strong police presence.
In another incident, a young man of Vieux-Fort was gunned down Saturday night in the usually quiet community of Cedars Heights.
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Beautiful people of St. Kitts what is happening in your country with all these killings?
its not in st kitts it says St Lucia
At this point, I’m afraid of the future when all the good ppl pass and gone
It’s actually St. Lucia
Don’t try to instigate anything here, the heading broadly said St. Lucia, not St. Kitts!
St Lucia not Kitts .
You mean St.Lucia.
That’s what the headline reads.
Oh its a wrong heading taught it was St.Lucia
This is st. Lucia NOT st. Kitts
Did you see that this is St Lucia? Sad, none the less
It’s not st. Kitts it’s st. Lucia vieux is on the south side of the island.
Not St Kitts, it’s St Lucia. This is very sad indeed!
Its St Lucia
St Lucia not St Kitts
May peace be resolved
St lucia is out of control….muder shooting a 2 year old 8 times who can be so wicked
This is unholy…..so much letting of blood!!!!
God help you Helen of the West…..
God help us all.
Our hearts are so hard and cold that Love and Peace are not given first place.
These are indeed the last days.
Antigua!!! Ole people say when your neighbour house on fire wet fu you!!!!
Dem young people fighting in schools and on the streets is the warning bell.
Didn’t the article say st.lucia??
Why you bringing st.kitts into this?
Rita did you read the news before you mad that dumb statement..There is a Big difference between st. Lucia and St.kitts.. You need proper Glasses or you just malicious
Taal ah wha kinda ting dat man ? Wha you do for them two man ah hunt you dung so ? Wicked fukka dem. Innocent ah pay the price for the guilty.
Clearly the person made a mistake and called the wrong country name… no need to come down so hard on the person! What u people should be focusing on is why the hell a 2 year old should recieved such a death? What the hell can a 2 year old do to deserve that?!! Karma is a bitch and those low life people will pay one day!!
Well opined, people do make grammatical and predicted mistakes!
Yes! The article said “St. Lucia, the one and same where RPAB just sent seven(7) members to help with #Crime Fighting, in said St. Lucia due to the increase in criminal activities.
#Condolences to the bereaved!
Whether, it’s St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Antigua, Grenada etc, they are all a part of the OECS which is experiencing sharp increase in serious crimes. This trend will affect the entire OECS, since, many citizens of the OECS have been granted FREE MOVEMENT within the Nations, therefore, we can all expect criminals to be moving about freely, as well.
I hope, that law enforcement in the OECS and CARICOM have established databases which are storing criminals crimes and their whereabouts.
Crime Fighting is gonna get tougher in the region. The rattling bones of #Mami_Wata and #Papa_Elegba have already signal this.
Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
De ‘ole Dutty Peg👣Foot Bastard
Vere C. Edwards
What you say is all well and good but what happens when or if the criminals are caught? They get a fair trial and if found guilty are given life sentences. That means they are provided with three meals a day and accommodation, not top class it’s true, at taxpayers expense. It isn’t the done thing these days but in order to reduce these heinous murders the solution is to reintroduce capital punishment, not a popular sentiment in some quaters these days. The bleeding hearts will be in up in arms and frothing at the mouth but let them do what they do. This soft pedalling, pussyfooting nonsense in dealing with these scum has got to stop at some point. Capital is the way to go in reducing these heartless crimes.
@oversee…whenever “criminals”(white collar or blue collar), and they are found guilty, beyond the shadow of a doubt, they MUST be punished according to the ‘law.’
I have no issues with the death penalty. Once all appeals are exhausted, hang, lethal injection or even use the same method that was used to murder the individual(s) on them.
I have a concern with how, the legal system from the police to the magistrate/judge and how #White_Collar crimes are handled. Studies and statistics have shown, that White Collar crimes and Blue_Collar crimes go hand in glove. As in, they support each other.
Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
De ‘ole Dutty Peg🦶🏿Foot Bastard
Vere C. Edwards
All I have to repeat as someone else said – When your neighbor house on fire wet fu u. The fighting in our schools and young boys masked up with cutlasses is a clear indication that Antigua and Barbuda is not far away. Azille smell the rat and put hand in a heel and fled the scene another clear indication after decades of teaching and head of the teachers Union.
I just wrote- when your neighbor house on fire wet fu u. I did not know of the shooting that took place at G Spot here in Antigua. That resulted in Two young men in their early twenties getting shot. Well the police better be on top of this like gravy pan rice. Them young people don’t talk these days they retaliate. Antigua house is on fire 🔥 too. Better send back for them law enforcement officers we sent to St.Lucia and let’s get going before the storm hit Antigua. Let’s nip it in the bud right now Mr.PM , Mr.AG and Mr.Police Commissioner.
I hope they find the culprits. These criminals have no right living among us.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. There’s a reason why the 2 year old was shot so many times, that’s the question to ask
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