Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shot dead in ambush near cathedral


port of spain
 
YET another man has fallen victim to violence after he was shot dead in the capital city yesterday afternoon, just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception where churchgoers were gathering for the Good Friday service.
The dead man has been identified as Quincy Allen, from Duncan Street, Port of Spain.
He was ambushed by a lone gunman while walking along Nelson Street.
His killing has taken the murder toll for the year to date to 152.
Investigating officers said around 1 p.m., Allen parked his silver Nissan AD wagon at the side of the roadway and went to a parlour to purchase an item. After doing so and while returning to his vehicle, he was shot to the upper body before the gunman escaped.
Up to yesterday evening, officers could not confirm if a getaway vehicle was used in the commission of the crime or if the shooter approached his victim on foot.
The officers said they would be viewing footage captured on close-circuit tele­vision (CCTV) cameras to assist them in identifying the gunman.
Following the incident, police investigators said they, as well as members of the Emergency Health Services (EHS), were contacted by residents.
Upon arriving on the scene, officers said Allen was still alive and was ta­ken to the Port of Spain General Hospital by EHS personnel, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on his body at the Forensic Science Centre in Federation Park on Tuesday.
Burnt human
remains at
Orange Grove

Meanwhile, homi­cide detectives are also investiga­ting the discovery of burnt human remains found at the Orange Grove Estate, East Trinidad, yesterday morning.
The skeletal remains were found by a farmer sometime around 8 a.m. in a secluded and bushy area.
Officers said it did not appear as though the remains were at the location for any length of time as pieces of skin and flesh were still attached to parts of the skeleton, which was not fully burnt.