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Two St. Lucians are currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the shooting death of two non-nationals, according to a law enforcement source.

 

The incident occurred on Sunday, December 31st, sometime after 8 p.m. on the St. Jude Highway in Vieux-Fort.

 

The victims are Vincente Jose Mendoza Pacheco, 26, a Venezuelan national, and Riche S. Ramdass, 24, a Trinidadian national.

 

Pacheco was found in a rented Honda CRV, Reg. # PK 437 with gunshots wounds about his body. He was subsequently transported to the Jude Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The body of Ramdass who died on the spot, was discovered in a driveway several metres from the vehicle in which Pacheco was found.

 

Police discovered an undisclosed sum of Euros and a 9mm firearm in the vehicle, which they say was coming from the driveway when the shooting took place.

 

According to the police, they received a report of a vehicular accident, but when they arrived at the scene, they realised it was a shooting incident.

 

Residents living nearby said they heard the sound of several gunshots in the area at the time of the incident.

Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.

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