82 killed in Besson St district for 2012

By Rickie Ramdass

FOR the year so far, a total of 82 people have been murdered in the Besson Street police district alone according to the Police Service.

The latest victim was shot dead on Tuesday night close to his Eastern Quarry, Laventille, home.

He has since been identified as 30-year-old Sheldon Duncan. Police reports state that at around 8.55 p.m., residents in the area reported hearing several loud explosions. Upon investigating, officers said the residents saw Duncan lying along the roadway.

The residents rushed Duncan to the Port of Spain General Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival said investigators. His death has pushed the country's murder toll for the year so far to 368 according to an Express tally.

The Police Service however had the toll recorded as 362, up to press time last night.

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