A BRIT man has been killed and another injured after masked gunmen opened fire at a bar in St Lucia.

Donnie McKinnon and his friend Peter Jackson were drinking on a balcony on the Caribbean island when they were shot at, it is understood.

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Donnie McKinnon died after being shot at a bar in St Lucia[/caption]

Peter Jackson was rushed to hospital

Mr McKinnon died while Mr Jackson, 72, was rushed to hospital following the incident on Saturday, reports the Mail.

The pair were at Steve’s Bar in Soufriere when masked gunmen fired at them, according to a local source.

Mr McKinnon, from Scotland, and Mr Jackson, from Accrington, Lancashire, both moved to the island several years ago and became citizens.

One local resident told the St Lucia Times: “Everyone knew them. They were community people. This is sad.”

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Freelance photographer Mr Jackson has lived in St Lucia for more than three decades and owns an Airbnb apartment in Soufriere.

Mr McKinnon meanwhile managed Soufriere Estate, a former working plantation, on the island.

Cops on the island are investigating the alleged attack.

A police spokesman said: “We are looking into this shooting.

“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.”

Cops on the island are investigating