Another man killed in Arima
GANG warfare in Arima claimed the life of a seventh man in just under two weeks, bringing Trinidad and Tobago’s murder toll to 301 for the year to date.
Police said the victim, Andre Beckles, 30, of Trainline Road, Malabar, was walking near the Priority Bus Route around 9.30 on Sunday night when he was approached by a gunman who shot him several times about the body.
Residents of the area heard the gunshots and a group of police officers arrived on the scene and took him to Arima District Hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment.
A team of officers, led by Supt David Abraham and including Sgt Mark Maharaj and Cpl Hosten, responded and conducted investigations.
Investigators said Beckles’ death is linked to ongoing gang warfare in the area. He was the seventh man to be killed in the last two weeks in Arima.
Among those killed last week was Shiyloh McIntosh, 21, who was the husband of Congress of the People (COP) candidate Kizzy Edwards for Malabar South in the upcoming Local Government elections.
Edwards said McIntosh was killed because they were doing something positive with their lives, which made many people around them jealous.
Police described all seven murders as gang related.