By Patricia Borns

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. — Vanessa Louis was on the phone with her partner, Dr. Roberto Peigne, when she heard three gunshots in the background through the call. 

“‘Honey, I’ve been shot,’” she recalled him saying that night, July 13. 


Dr. Roberto Peigne, a pediatric surgeon, was mysteriously killed not by the Port-au-Prince gangs he was fleeing, but by unknown shooters, possibly gang members, on a residential street in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

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