UPDATE: Police seek suspect in Loubiere shooting

Ole Dazel Ettienne, 20 of Loubiere is presently nursing gunshot wounds at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to both his legs following a shooting incident which occurred in that community earlier today.

According to reports from Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste it was reported to the police that about 8:00 a.m on Thursday, 27th July 2017, Ettienne sustained gunshot wounds to both his legs while in the vicinity of the Loubiere public convenience.

He said Ettienne was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the PMH where he received medical attention and was admitted.

“One adult male is being sought by the police in relation to this shooting incident,” Jno Baptiste stated.

He said anyone with information which can assist the police with the investigations can contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at telephone numbers 266-5164, 266-5165 and 266-5119, or Crime Stoppers Dominica at telephone number 1-800-8477.

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  1. Kervel Sarangeti
    July 30, 2017

    has anyone got a link to the video? just before anyone blows off at me, im not excited that someone has been shot and that our youngsters are using guns. im just curious to see what happened.

  2. Me and Me alone
    July 29, 2017

    I grew up in loubiere and what is happening in spite of changing times is so beyond me .What happen to Aba La Falaise on Sundays ?what happen to going to Agar to get grapefruits? what happen to going on the playing filed and play football and rounders ? why can’t the same people who are parents now tell their children about the fun times we had ? no fighting at all . This new generation has lost their way and I blame the parents first. It’s definitely their parents fault.

  3. vege girl
    July 28, 2017

    and some people are very happy when these incidents occur their phones barely have money to make a call but any petty little argument all they busy to do is make video, they seeing people dying they don’t care is record they recording that is how we become.

  4. July 28, 2017

    There is no checks , and balance in terms of where the monies that are given to those young men from skerro , they buy guns, and drugs unfortunately not boats , I ask the pal rep 4 that continuances , where are the paper works, and who are the qualified recipients, and what are the qualifications of the recipients ? do they have to have the ruling party affiliation stamp of approval ?.

    July 28, 2017

    Just anther “Normal day” in Loubiere, Welcome to the next level, The gangstars paradise

  6. RedMilk
    July 27, 2017

    You see why allu need to be carefull with the recordings
    If it didn’t go viral it would be a good old hood fight …but he on hospital bed now..
    Record dat!

  7. Omg
    July 27, 2017

    The criminal justice system is responsible for the increase in criminal activities taking place in this country and the region. We will only see a reduction in this activities when the punishment is harder than the crime commented. When these guys are caught they need to be removed from the streets for a very very long time. They need to make an example of these guys.

  8. July 27, 2017

    It’s so sad ? I would love to come back home but it is like a western. guns and more guns.I pray that one day it will change.

    • July 28, 2017

      Like you living Heaven crimes is all over the world and not only D’A

    • Hugh .G. Recshun
      July 28, 2017

      Pato you are a fool. Maybe the reason why you cant come back home is because you wont get paid vacation, or you may not be able to go back to where you are now or you owe some people money. Dominica is still 100 times safer than where you are right now. We can still let our children play in the streets with our backs turned.

      Tragic that the incident turned out this way but we are still a peaceful people.

      • TeteMorne I From
        July 31, 2017

        Agree. I have to LOCK mine up to go to the garage, maybe 100 meters away, and I say I living in de “suburbs.’ Dominica MUCH safer tan. Mont in/TeteMorne is safer especially now that all of the soucouyans are dead. :-D

    • indeed
      July 28, 2017

      Interesting to know where you live…….is it the US where people have the right to bear arms……..where thus far in Chicago alone over 57 murders for July………..I totally agree we have too much crime now and way too many guns and lack of good policing and lame judicial system……..but don’t say not coming home due to guns when there are guns and violence of some sort everywhere.

      • Me
        July 29, 2017

        Chicago’s population at 2.7 million is more than 38.5 times that of Dominica.

    • Setup
      July 28, 2017

      Where you live presently has no crimes? Hmm? You are really serious with that statement. Weh. weh, weh…… If there was no media, you would fool us here in Dominica eh. You are so used to your world you are trying to pretend that where you are living is flawless. The bigger countries making guns, and some of our youth are getting them, and this is the result. Crimes occur everywhere, and we are not as dumb as you think, we hear the things that happen overseas. So many killing, raping, human trafficking, kidnapping, torture, robbery, gang war, arson, tons of heinous crimes happen that you conveniently blocked out, you picking on our Dominica. Wheel and come again eh.

      I pray for peace for all Dominicans, I cover my beautiful isle Dominica with the Precious Blood of Jesus, and I pray that The Almighty Yahweh showers us all with His spiritual rain. I pray for the youth, that love and peace would flow in their hearts, and they be filled with a spirit of calm, in Yeshua…

  9. Community activist
    July 27, 2017

    My village of Loubiere. That tranquil, almost lifeless community south of Roseau hardly made it to national news except when we hosted one of the best and most popular annual fairs. Yes we loved it. Many people flocked from neighbouring communities to enjoy Loubiere What we have today is a fast pace demonstration of what unplanned and unchecked development can do to a society. It also demonstrates what happened when the police is viewed as the villain. This is what happened when parents fail to take responsibility for the proper up-bringing of their child. This is what happened when fathers have reduced themselves to sperm donors and allow their children to join them on the block to “chill out”. This is what happens when we have most of the households from where this youngsters emerge are headed by an unskilled mother who know of few options to feed the children of estranged fathers. This is what happens when “angels” simply pass by and have nothing good to say about these…

    • qstorm78
      July 28, 2017

      Amen to that. I remember the good old days of playing cricket and football all day on the Savannah, eating mangoes, and going fishing. Now all these kids want to do is beat on their chest and who each other who is the baddest, nothing good comes out of that.

    • Setup
      July 28, 2017

      Community activist, you are right on target. You are so right. The way I knew Loubiere and now, is very different. I pray for peace and calm in Loubiere, and I pray for things to get better for all concerned. It is not nice to hear this things happening anywhere in Dominica. May God send His angels to minister to the youth, and guide them in the right direction, in Jesus name. Amen

      July 29, 2017

      you forgot to say this is what happens when mother’s are now malmamas. …………… for tom, dick, harry and all the others. When these young malmamas have no ambition nor skill so they can’t teach their children any positive trait!

  10. July 27, 2017

    When our gov’t is sharing out large sums of money and is never following up the outcome of this money on any project as promised, what do you expect?

    • Setup
      July 28, 2017

      Keep politics out of this. Our youth are so angry, because many adults who should be showing them the right way to go are SO NEGATIVE. Governments come and go, and some youth go astray. Stop blaming, start helping them to do what is right without criticizing them or anybody else.

      .Sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin. So death spread to everyone, because everyone sinned We have a choice to do good or bad. Some of us have planted so many bad seeds in this world, and we keep blaming everybody else but ourselves. It takes a community to raise a child. Sop blaming, and start helping those who the fallen ones, because they become friends with our children, and guess who has the strongest influence on our children. Hmm?
      For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

      There is POWER IN THE BLOOD OF…

      • Setup
        July 28, 2017



  11. Sonny
    July 27, 2017

    Welcome to the Next Level

  12. Pickaxe
    July 27, 2017

    Well, Dominica was 1 man to two women but the way young men going down, by 2020 it looking like it will be 5 women to 1 man. I have no idea what satisfaction guys get from hanging out on a block WHOLE day. And don’t talk about no work, you can find something to do better than sitting down by a public bath room and ending up in problem.

  13. DA girl
    July 27, 2017

    Smh..I find Loubiere in the news too munch lately and not in a good way. We need to clamp down on this rising crime in the community. Loubiere has always been one of the most quiet and peaceful neighborhoods. Cannot rely solely on the police. They cannot do their jobs without help from the community. So all those who playing soutiweh for their children, knowing full well what they do need to stop because you will regret it. Let these criminals know that you in the community will not stand for crime and violence. Take back your community! This goes for all our communities. There is so much law enforcement can do papamet.

    • DA girl
      July 27, 2017

      And stop blaming the gov’t for everything. These fellas just damn lazy. Refuse to stay in school and if they get a little job the money not big enough and not coming fast enough. They want it now. They prefer to rob hardworking people, beg and sell drugs.

    • analy thomas
      July 28, 2017

      What is the nature of Satan
      The names of a person frequently reveal the nature, activity and mission of a person. Satan is known by almost 30 different names in Scripture, some of which are:

      The adversary (1 Pet. 5:8, 9)
      The god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4)
      The prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:1-3)
      The accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10; Job 1:6-12)
      The enemy (Matt. 13:39)
      The tempter (Matt. 4:3)
      The roaring lion (1 Pet. 5:8-10)
      The father of lies (John 8:44)
      The deceiver (Rev. 12:9)
      The murderer (John 8:44)
      He uses these weapons against mankind like; deception, which leads to distraction, to delays, to disappointment, to discouragement, to depression to debt!
      Jesus says i came that they may have life and have it more abundantly! Who ever the son has set free is free indeed! Salvation is a free gift to anyone who wants it!
      Ill just let you look around you and think for yourselves.
      Praise the name of Jesus!

    • Setup
      July 28, 2017

      Why do we always blame somebody for our children’s misbehavior. Get to the root of the problem. Many parents bring children up, and they give them everything they want, but they leave DISCIPLINE packed in a corner. Some are one night stands, and they children never know their fathers, and when they do hear a man’s voice is a temporary step father. Not much correction or love given here.

      They misbehave at school they are sent to the principal’s office everyday, they are suspended, then some get expelled. They were never properly punished or disciplined.. The school could have done some sort of program with them with the assistance of their parents. Instead of the classrooms, let them work with their hands and include some community service for them. It would not hurt them, it would give them a sense of responsibility, while at the same time giving them some attention which is what most of them need.
      Instead of suspension, let them scrub the classes and clean the…

  14. it skips a generation
    July 27, 2017

    Well for everyone that was enjoying the video and sharing it with their friends… this is the aftermath where the victor is then gunned down. I hope the police can figure it out.

    • Beetle
      July 27, 2017

      I agree. Oh how sometimes we don’t think about the consequences of actions.

  15. DA Citizen
    July 27, 2017

    Oh Lord, Gone Are The Days Of Fists Fights (I Win, You Lose) Smh.

  16. Citizen
    July 27, 2017

    Well not that they give them money for nah? That’s is the business they starting. Guns. Pass and give more

    • %
      July 27, 2017

      My problem is the unstructured way in which it is done.Its just frittering away of our money.

  17. Dominican Passports
    July 27, 2017

    D/ca man like to shoot man in dey legs yeh :lol:

  18. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    July 27, 2017

    Welcome to the next level, where gun men shoot each other in broad daylight. The country is really nice boy. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  19. %
    July 27, 2017

    Well this is really unfortunate, and I will continue to say, much to the chagrin of those DLP acolytes and slaves, that Dominica is the most badly broken, badly governed country of the Caribbean or maybe the Commonwealth. This “Block” around rhe Loubiere area, has a lot of unemployed young men. What did our PM do? He just went and gave them 3boats, in his typically unstructured, dunce, uncaring, visionless manner, and that is it. Best he had given the money to honourable Joshua Francis for him to attempt to lure the young men’s attitude in a positive direction.
    I have said ad nauseam, that handing out money to people only plunge them into DEEPER POVERTY, and we are seeing it. Joshua is 2 000 000 times more visionary than Skerrit, use the man, he is the Parliamentary Representative. After 17 years, Donminica is more backward than when the colony of idiots came into office.

    • Loubiere Man
      July 27, 2017

      Put what you just said in your pipe and choke on it.

      • Me
        July 28, 2017

        Keep voting red and you end up dead.

    • Diaspora Dominican
      July 27, 2017

      % we hear this chant SKERRIT MUST GO being whispered among a few disgruntled voters, but the majority is is asking SKERRIT MUST GO WHERE? The majority put him there and the majority will determine when he leaves.
      Take that

      • Anonymous
        July 28, 2017

        Easy, he can go to hell. No heating bills there.

  20. King
    July 27, 2017

    Gone are the days of a burse head from a hot coke or a hot Guinness . These days is shoot man shooting you. We need a stop the violence march

    • Shaka Zulu
      July 27, 2017

      So are you saying a bottle on the head is not violence. The only thing that changed is the tools. The evolution of man involves a path from ape to man. It also shows man brains developed to use tools. The intelligence of animals is measured on the ability to identify itself in a mirror, the ability to use tools and create new ones to solve moderate to complex problems and the ability to show a range of emotions. The behavior some of us currently display as a country and a race it seems like somewhere along the evolutionary trail we are stuck in the jungles running with the apes. Jungle justice and sitting around waiting to be fed. The apes only went from bottles to guns. A new tool introduced to the primate. Look at crime in the Caribbean, Africa and America. Blackman like to shoot and destroy each other.

  21. Good vibes
    July 27, 2017

    Omg. What is going on with some of these young men. Why the violence. Can’t they get a better way to resolve a problem.

    • Anonymous
      July 29, 2017

      Is smoke they smoking and God knows what else. Can’t even employ them because the are unfit for work and a danger to themselves and everybody else. Maybe NEP will have them and pretend the grass they cutting is weed?

  22. MANU
    July 27, 2017

    :-| :-| Hmmmmmmmmm

  23. TRUTH
    July 27, 2017

    This Public Bathroom in Loubriere it’s not a Public Bathroom! It’s A Drugs Bathroom And The Police Is not doing nothing about it. Day Or Night, pass now you see them pass later you see more and pass tonight you see the Gang.

    • Iamanidiot
      July 27, 2017

      That’s so true…a bunch of reactive people.

    • Setup
      July 28, 2017

      It seems like the police have to spend the whole day baby sitting young people that cannot be disciplined by their parents. It is appalling to read comments by educated people filled with so much hate and negativity. If you are so concerned, go to Loubiere and speak to those boys. Try to get them interested in doing positive instead of attacking the government.

      These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him:
      A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
      An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
      A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
      Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
      one another.34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
      35 By this shall all [men]…

      • Setup
        July 28, 2017

        35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  24. Huh?
    July 27, 2017

    Yes, we have arrived !

    • Anonymous
      July 28, 2017

      Yes man, we have reached the big league! Next level really working.

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