Dominica has recorded its first homicide for 2013.
The police report that Anderson Dowlin Augustine, of Savanne Paille, was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant about 9:15 on Saturday night as he drove his bicycle on the Michael Douglas Boulevard close to the Indian River Bridge in Portsmouth.
Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said after the shooting the victim was transported to the Reginald Fitzroy Armour Hospital where he was treated and while being transferred to the Princess Magaret Hospital via the ambulance, he succumbed to his injuries and was returned to the Reginald Fitzroy Armour Hospital.
There, a medical doctor pronounced him officially dead.
The body was then transported to the North Eastern Funeral parlor pending a post mortem examination.
A coroners’ inquest will be convened, Inspector Carbon said.
The police are appealing for the public’s assistance in this latest killing.
Anyone with information of the shooting and any other crime are asked to call 1800- Tips or 1800-Hint.