British national killed as gunmen open fire in bar
Donnie McKinnon who was fatally shot in a bar in St Lucia on Saturday (Photo: CMC)

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — An investigation has been launched following an incident at a bar in which 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 manages the Soufriere Estate on the island, was on the balcony of Steve's Bar, along with his friend Peter Jackson, a 72-year-old photographer, when the gunmen approached.

McKinnon succumbed to his injuries while Jackson, who has been living here for approximately 30 years, has been admitted to hospital.

It is reported that other persons were also injured.

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