British national killed, others injured as gunmen open fire in St Lucian bar
Donnie McKinnon (Photo: CMC)

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – An investigation has been launched following an incident at a bar in St Lucia where a British national was killed and several others injured when masked gunmen opened fire at the establishment late Saturday.

According to police reports, Donnie McKinnon, who managed the Soufriere Estate on the island, was on the balcony of Steve’s Bar with his friend Peter Jackson, a 72-year-old photographer, when the gunmen approached and opened fire.

Both men were hit. McKinnon succumbed to his injuries, while Jackson, who has been living in St Lucia for approximately 30 years, was admitted to hospital.

Other injuries were also reported.

The police have assured the public that a statement on the status of the investigation will be released shortly.

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