A man who was shot dead in Guadeloupe and whose identity remained a mystery for days has been identified as Vital Guiste of Delices.
The police in Dominica have reported that Guiste was identified by his cousin.
Guiste was shot dead last Wednesday in Capesterre-Belle-Eau and according to the French newspaper France-Antilles police in Gaudeloupe were unable to say who he was, since he had no identity papers.
The body was found on the first floor of an apartment building with a gunshot wound to the face.
The owner of the apartment reportedly told police that he did not know who the person was since he was not the tenant the apartment was rented to.
A neighbor said she heard an explosion at about 8:00 pm on Wednesday and called the police.
Due to the absence of an identity the body was named ‘X’ by French police.
An autopsy was carried out on the body on Monday.
Guiste is one of two Dominicans shot to death in Guadeloupe last week.
On Thursday night the body of 55-year-old Raphael Bazil, also known as ‘Bellot’, was found on a roadside in Grand Bois.
Investigations revealed he was shot in the arm, flank and abdomen, probably by a 12-gauge shotgun.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigations are continuing into both killings.
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