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41-year-old Man Shot and Killed at Ravine Poisson

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POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 41-year-old Sherwin Auguste, also known as “Shervy”, a resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Castries received a report of a shooting at Ravine Poisson about 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday and responded.

Police say the incident took place in the vicinity of a local business establishment at Ravine Poisson. Initial reports indicate that Auguste was outside the establishment at the time of the shooting.

Auguste, who was shot multiple times, was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner about 9:45 p.m.

The female proprietor, who at the time is believed to have been inside her business-place, was also injured during this incident, sustaining a gunshot wound to her left thigh and is currently in stable condition.

A post mortem examination was scheduled for Thursday.

No one is currently in police custody in relation to this incident and investigations into this matter are continuing.

This was the thirty-fourth homicide for the year.

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