Donnie McKinnon (pictured) was killed in the alleged attack, that took place at a local bar in the town of Soufriere

Scottish man is shot dead and his 72-year-old English friend left injured after a masked gunman opened fire in a bar in St Lucia

  • Scottish Donnie McKinnon died in the alleged attack at Steve’s Bar, St Lucia  
  • Peter Jackson, 72, from Lancashire, was injured and taken to St. Jude Hospital 
  • A local source said masked gunmen fired shots at the Britons on the bar balcony
  • Police on the island are investigating the attack and plan to release a statement

Two British men have been shot at a bar in St Lucia by masked gunmen, leaving one dead and the other in hospital. 

Donnie McKinnon was killed in the alleged attack in the town of Soufriere yesterday afternoon. His friend Peter Jackson, 72, was injured. 

According to a local source, the victims were on the balcony of Steve’s Bar on Market Road when the masked gunmen approached and fired shots.

Scottish Mr McKinnon was the manager of the Soufriere Estate on the island, a 2,000 acre former working plantation. 

Donnie McKinnon (pictured) was killed in the alleged attack, that took place at a local bar in the town of Soufriere

Donnie McKinnon (pictured) was killed in the alleged attack, that took place at a local bar in the town of Soufriere

Peter Jackson (pictured), 72, a photographer from Accrington, Lancashire, has been living on the Caribbean island for over 30 years

Peter Jackson (pictured), 72, a photographer from Accrington, Lancashire, has been living on the Caribbean island for over 30 years

Mr Jackson, a photographer from Accrington, Lancashire, who has been living on the Caribbean island for over 30 years, was injured in the alleged attack and taken to St. Jude Hospital. 

He is a well-known community activist and former director of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation.  

Both men are citizens of the island, with one person telling St Lucia Times: ‘Everyone knew them. They were community people. This is sad.’

St Lucia, which has a population of less than 200,000, has recorded 67 homicides this year. 

Mr Jackson was injured in the alleged attack and taken to the island's St. Jude Hospital

Mr Jackson was injured in the alleged attack and taken to the island’s St. Jude Hospital

Mr McKinnon (pictured right) was the manager of the Soufriere Estate on the island, a 2,000 acre former working plantation

Mr McKinnon (pictured right) was the manager of the Soufriere Estate on the island, a 2,000 acre former working plantation

A spokesman from the local council said: ‘The authorities are investigating a shooting incident which took place in Soufriere on Saturday afternoon which left one man dead and another nursing injuries at the hospital.’ 

A police spokesman said: ‘We are looking into this shooting which we were called to during the course of today. 

‘We are speaking to people who were been present and may have seen something. 

‘We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate this fully. We will be releasing a statement shortly.’

Mr McKinnon was the general manager at Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen between 2007 and 2009. 

Advertisement

You May Also Like

US may shoot down suspected Chinese spy balloon, officials say | US news

The Biden administration was on Saturday considering a plan to shoot down…

How many of these Royal toddlers can YOU name?

It’s a delightful photograph of a smiling toddler reaching out to touch…

US secures perimeter around spy balloon to stop China from reaching it first

US ships have formed a perimeter off the coast of South Carolina…

Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say | Antarctica

Deep in the DNA of an Antarctic octopus, scientists may have uncovered…

How many of these Royal toddlers can YOU name?

After Kate Middleton released a new photo of herself as a baby……

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf dies in Dubai after long illness | Pakistan

Pervez Musharraf, the four-star general who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade…

Liz Truss says she didn’t get ‘realistic chance’ to enact tax-cutting agenda | Liz Truss

Liz Truss, who resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in…

Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Wolves v Liverpool: Premier League and more – live | Soccer

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use…