Mass killings under investigation in Guadeloupe

POINTE A PIERRE, Guadeloupe, Tuesday July 2, 2013 – Police in this French-speaking Caribbean island are investigating a case in which a prominent rifle club champion went on a shooting spree over the weekend, killing six people including his wife and two children.

Police said the incident occurred in the village of Tabanon in Petit Bourg on Saturday night.

Media reports said that the man, whose name has not yet been released, killed his two children aged six and 11 as well as his wife and three of her relatives.

The newspaper France Antilles Guadeloupe said that the body of the 40-year-old rifle club champion was found on Sunday in his car with a gunshot wound to the head.(CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)