Official police statement.
August 17, 2017 – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, namely Sherwin Auguste also known as “Shervy”.
Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine Poisson, about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
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 of her business, was also injured during this incident, sustaining a gunshot wound to her left thigh. She is currently in stable condition.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for later today, Thursday, August 17, 2017.
No one is currently in police custody in relation to this incident. Investigations into this matter are continuing.
This was the thirty fourth homicide for the year 2017.