The identity of the island's latest homicide victim has been confirmed. Souheil Wassouf ,a 49 year old resident of Rodney Heights, Gros Islet was reportedly gunned down in Jacmel on Monday.
According to a press release from the Press and Public Relations Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, officers attached to the Anse La Raye Police Station responded to reports of a shooting at Jacmel, Anse La Raye at about 3 pm on Monday February 11th.
The press release further indicated that upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered the victim’s unresponsive body outside his minivan. Wassouf appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds to his body. He was subsequently transported to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance and was formally pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.
A post mortem examination has been scheduled for a later date.
Police are urging persons with any information on the incident to contact the nearest police station, the Major Crime Unit at 456 3754 or to utilize the newly implemented Crime Hotline at 45- CRIME or 452 7463.