UNDER THE GUN: A Beverly Hills, Laventille, resident peers out her apartment
window, which was recently shot through, as she looked out yesterday on the
neighbourhood which was plagued by a spate of violence that left four people dead since Saturday. See Page 8 —Photo: MICHEAL BRUCE
Calm in Beverly Hills
Soldiers set up camp
THE Trinidad and Tobago Regiment set up a camp yesterday evening in the Beverly Hills, Laventille, neighbourhood which was the scene of a spate of violence that left four dead over the weekend.
The weekend attacks also included gunshots fired at four Caribbean Communications Network media workers who were shot at while speaking to relatives of 51-year-old mother of eight, Elma Noray, whose murder was the first of the four last weekend.
Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said on Monday that the police were intensifying their patrols throughout the area with the assistance of the regiment.
Since security in the area was stepped up there have been no more incidents.
The Express was told by a Besson Street CID investigator that Noray was the intended target on Saturday because of her relationship with a known gang member.
Errol John, who was shot dead on Sunday night, was described by the police as a reprisal killing over the murder of Noray as John is said to be a close relative of the young man who murdered Noray.
Senior Port of Spain Division officers told the Express yesterday that their actions, along with that of the regiment, are to prevent an escalation of violence which they said would have occurred had they not been there.