Three people were killed when gunmen posing as police officers kicked down a door of a dwelling house and shot at the occupants in the southern town of Vieux Fort on Saturday, police said.
Police have not yet identified those killed, but said that a female occupant of the house managed to escape. They said the three killed were all men.
The lawmen said that the body of one of the men killed had been found under a bed, apparently as he attempted to hide from the gunmen.
The police said that the gunmen were able to escape in nearby bushes.