In the city for the Caribbean Cup tournament, St. Lucia soccer player Isidore Phillip Tisson was shot after leaving a Crown Heights club, where he was celebrating his team's victory over St. Kitt's with his teammates. The 27-year-old center-forward left the club around 4:30 this morning with a woman and two men and stopped by a cafe on Utica Avenue. As Tisson was getting back in his car, a gunman shot him in the head. The bullet passed through his skull and hit the woman sitting next to him in the chest.

Police are investigating whether Tisson possibly got into a fight at the club, but Martin Daniel, president of the St. Lucia Soccer Alliance USA Inc, told the Post, "They were at Tropics Lounge, at Carroll Street and Utica Avenue. He wasn't in any fights. I don't know if anything happened...He was a gentle giant." Tisson had scored the team's winning goal, and Daniel said, "It was only the second time in 16 years that St. Lucia has made it to the finals [of this tournament]."

Tisson, father of a 3-year-old girl, had been in the city since May to compete in the tournament. His mother said, "I feel that my whole world is falling apart. He was very serious about what he was doing." No arrests have been made yet.