Mahaut Man Shot to Death

Mahaut Man Shot to Death

By TDN Newsdesk

July 13, 2022 5:30 A.M

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The victim of the shooting Allen Pacquette
Mahaut, Dominica (TDN)

UPDATEWe have since learnt of the death of Alston Lawrence the young man who was reported as being in critical condition at the hospital. His death brings to 12 the number of homicides so far in 2022.

Dominica is reeling from the death of yet another young man to gun violence. Dead is Allen Pacquette of Mahaut who was reportedly gunned down on Tuesday 12 July while he sat in his car. It is believed that the murder was witnessed by Pacquette’s four children and mother. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the shooting.

This latest shooting comes just one day after another young man was shot in Tarish Pit. He survived the shooting but is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Pacquette’s death brings to 11 the number of murders so far in 2022, and occurred exactly one month after the death of Mordecai Mains who was executed in a drive by shooting on the Dame Boulevard in Roseau on 11 June 2022.

No arrests have been made so far in this case. In fact more than half of the homicides this year remain unsolved.

The frequent use of firearms in these apparaent senseless killings continue to be of grave concern to the general public. 

This is particularly disturbing given the highly politicised posture of the Dominica Police force, which appears not to focus on addressing serious crime on the island.

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