Belmont man gunned down close to home
POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Belmont man who was murdered just metres from his home yesterday morning.
Up to press time last night, police said they did not have a motive for the killing of 25-year-old Vernon Jason Tosh, who was shot around 8 a.m. at Argyle Street.
His killing has pushed the country’s murder toll for the year so far to 403, according to an Express tally.
Homicide officers said Tosh, who returned to Trinidad from Tobago two weeks ago, was walking along the roadway when a gunman walked up to him and opened fire, hitting him several times about the upper body before escaping.
Residents along Argyle Street later found Tosh lying along the roadway before calling police.
Officers said they took Tosh to Port of Spain General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Homicide officers, officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) and crime scene detectives visited the area and carried out enquiries.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on Tosh’s body this morning.