In what is now being dubbed, ‘Black Sunday’, five Saint Lucians lost their lives in violent circumstances on Sunday, January 8. Police have reported that three men were fatally shot in Jacmel, including 16-year-old Dequan Joseph. The other two victims were Gillian Charles, also known as Banton, and another man known as Kyle. That same day a Grande Rivere man succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed by his girlfriend, reportedly over text messages. In another incident, police shot and killed a man in Marigot. The grim news continued coming in with reports that Shermia Clercin of Arundel hill, shot multiple times last week, also succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Police continue to investigate the weekend incidences.
On Monday January 9, another man by the name of Urias Anthony was fatally shot in Bois Patat. According to reports, he was short just after 11:00 a.m. this morning. Sources say the victim was originally from Jacmel, and recently moved to the Bois Patat area. Investigations continue.