A new shooting broke out in Martinique on the sidelines of an evening in a bar, leaving two wounded by bullets and a third person was killed by stabbing, we learned on Saturday from the Fort-de-France prosecutor’s office.
During the night from Friday to Saturday, shots were exchanged in the center of Robert, a town located in the east of the island, during an evening organized in a night bar. “The body of a woman, who apparently died from a stab wound, was discovered at the scene“, said the prosecution in a press release. “Two other people, a man and a woman, were injured by firearms.“, he specifies. The investigation conducted by the gendarmerie and the police under the authority of the prosecution will have to determine the circumstances of the facts.
“The evening organized had not been the subject of any declaration to the municipality, effectively prohibiting the taking of any preventive measure in collaboration with the organizer of this event. On the other hand, the establishment was checked by the Departmental Anti-Fraud Committee (CODAF), the same day at 5:30 p.m.“, underlined for his part the prefect Jean-Christophe Bouvier in a press release, addressing his”most sincere compassion to the Martiniquaises and Martiniquais affected by this new drama“.
This event comes a week after two shootings in parties organized on the island which left eight injured, including six by firearm. In this context, a reinforcement of 80 gendarmes is expected from Tuesday, we learned from the command of the gendarmerie of Martinique. They will be assigned to the territory for the next two months, at a minimum.
This squadron will also be accompanied by a “exploratory mission of judicial police and criminal intelligence specialists“, specified the prefecture. This team will be made up of three soldiers: the head of mission, head of the CRIMORG office of the SDPJ, accompanied by the head of the special investigation techniques section of the SDPJ and an analyst from the Central Criminal Intelligence Service.
These one-off reinforcements come on top of the announcement of three new gendarmerie brigades, expected at the end of the first half of 2023 and which will be installed permanently. This new homicide brings to 26, including 20 by firearm, the number of people killed in Martinique since the beginning of the year, according to a count by the prosecution.