No leads yet in doubles vendor murder

Investigators said they have no leads or motive yet in the murder of doubles vendor Sharzard "Shazo" Manick.

Manick, 34, was employed with his family business, The Original Sauce Doubles. 

He was the father if an 11-year-old girl.

According to a police report, Manick was at his doubles stand along the Southern Main Road preparing doubles for customers on Saturday at about 9.45 pm when two men heavily armed with what was described as "machine guns" and "high powered weapons" approached him and opened fire.

The gunmen then ran off and escaped in a waiting vehicle.

Manick was shot several times about the body.

He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex but was pronounced dead on arrival.

One of Manick's relative said they are still trying to come to terms with his death.

Speaking to the Guardian Media on Monday while at the Forensic Sciences Centre a close relative said they had no further comment to make about his tragic death.

An autopsy report revealed that death was due to multiple gunshot wounds.

On Sunday, a relative who wished not to be named or photographed told the Guardian Media that Manick picked up his shift duty at about 7 pm. 

He would have ended at 11 pm.

Asked the possible motive and if rumours had it that he was a witness to a murder case, the relative said they were left baffled as to why someone would want him dead.

The relative added that Manick never talked his personal business with anyone.

The relative said they are hoping and praying for justice.

- by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

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