Laventille resident slain

 A LAVENTILLE man was murdered yesterday afternoon, while his friend was injured during a shooting incident at Erica Street, Laventille.

The incident occurred just after 1 p.m. when the two men—Akimo Wilson, 21, and Nigel Smart, 32—both of Upper Wharton Street, Laventille, were standing along Erica Street, when a man walked up and shot them both.

Wilson was hit several times about the body but Smart was only struck twice.

Residents who heard the gunshots called the police and a group of officers who were on patrol took both men to Port of Spain General Hospital. Wilson was pronounced dead on arrival, but Smart remained in stable condition up to last night.

The murder toll for the year to date stood at 39 yesterday, while the figure on January 22 last year was 24. 

Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.

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