Two killed overnight

Po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing two sep­a­rate mur­ders which oc­curred overnight.

In the lat­est in­ci­dent, one man was killed and an­oth­er has been hos­pi­talised fol­low­ing a shoot­ing in­ci­dent at El So­cor­ro, San Juan, ear­ly Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, at around 2.58 am res­i­dents at Shaquille Trace heard a se­ries of gun­shots and sub­se­quent­ly called the po­lice.

When po­lice ar­rived they found one man dead in the back seat of a Suzu­ki Ig­nis. He was re­port­ed­ly shot at 12 times. The shots ap­peared to come from in­side the car from the front seat. The car's back wind­screen was shat­tered. The oth­er man who was the dri­ver of the car was tak­en to the hos­pi­tal, res­i­dents said.

Res­i­dents told po­lice they did not recog­nise the dead man or the ve­hi­cle and said based on where the car was parked and po­si­tioned to turn, it was clear the dri­ver did not know the short road ei­ther.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said they found cold beers and warm food in a box on the dash­board of the ve­hi­cle, lead­ing them to sus­pect the men in­volved in the in­ci­dent had been drop­ping some­one home fol­low­ing a night out.

The iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the dead man has not yet been re­leased.

In an­oth­er in­ci­dent, a man iden­ti­fied as Shervin David, 32, was shot and killed at Teelucks­ingh Street, Cou­va, overnight.

And in an un­re­lat­ed in­ci­dent in San­gre Grande, po­lice are prob­ing the shoot­ing of 18-year-old Jamia Tay­lor Thurs­day morn­ing.

Res­i­dents at Madoos­ingh Dri­ve said they heard gun­shots around 8 am and called the po­lice. Of­fi­cers found Tay­lor bleed­ing from two gun­shots wounds when they ar­rived. She was tak­en to the San­gre Grande Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment and was list­ed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

In an­oth­er in­ci­dent in Ari­ma, Randy Sookoo, 18, was shot sev­er­al times about the body at Dump Road around 3 am Thurs­day. He was sub­se­quent­ly tak­en to hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Po­lice are al­so prob­ing the overnight shoot­ing on An­tho­ny Alexan­der, 49, at Five Rivers, Arou­ca. He was tak­en to hos­pi­tal and was in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

More on these sto­ries as in­for­ma­tion comes to hand.

- by Peter Christopher 

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