4 killed in shoot out
CASTRIES, St Lucia –Police shot and killed four men on today after they robbed a business enterprise in Vieux Fort, south of the capital.
Police said that the men from the capital, Castries, had engaged them in a gun battle while trying to flee the area.
Police named the leader of the group as JnBaptiste MacFarlane alias “Epic” of La Clery, north of here. They did not disclose the names of the others killed.
A fifth man, who was also shot during the incident has not been named and is in a critical condition in hospital.
The police said they had been monitoring the activities of the bandits as they emerged from the business place with the stolen goods.
The men sped off in a waiting vehicle but were later cornered by the police and in the ensuing gunbattle, four of them were killed. (CMC)