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16-year-old killed in Barataria

By Alexander Bruzual

A 16-year-old boy is dead following a shooting incident in Barataria on Sunday night.

Police reported that at about 8.30 pm, Ackinson Walker of Third Avenue, Barataria, was standing on the roadway next to his home when he was approached by a group of men. The men reportedly asked the teenager, who police said was a student of the Barataria South Secondary School, about the location of his brother.

The teenager was unable to give the men the information they requested and the group then made their way along the roadway asking other residents similar questions.

When no one could tell them the young man's location, the men returned to the spot where they met Walker.

One of the men then pulled out a firearm and placed the gun next to Walker's neck and shot him once. The group then fled the scene.

The police were notified and a party of officers from the Barataria Police Station, including Asp Sylvester, Inspector Khanhai, Corporal Ali and Corporal Mitchell, responded.

The wounded teenager was then rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, however, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Officials from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations visited the scene and the area where the shooting incident took place was cordoned off.

Crime Scene Investigators also swept the scene and several spent shells were recovered.

Though up to late yesterday the suspects still remained at large, police sources have indicated that they believe an arrest is imminent.

Investigations are continuing.
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