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Man shot dead, girlfriend critical

...murder No. 55

By SUSAN MOHAMMED susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A 34-YEAR-old Guayaguayare man was shot dead and his teenaged girlfriend left in critical condition after gunmen stormed her home this morning.

Daud Abdullah, of Nurse Trace, was recorded as the country's 55th murder victim for the year. According to a police report, at around 2 a.m. Abdullah was asleep with his grilfriend, Vanessa Hepburn, 17, at her house at La Saver Trace, Guayaguayare, when the killers broke down the door to the house.

The gunmen went into the bedroom where Abdullah and his girlfriend slept, and fired several shots. Abdullah was shot multiple times and died almost instantly, police said.

Hepburn was shot in her abdomen. She was taken to the Sangre Grande Area Hospital for treatment.

An autopsy is expected to be performed on Abullah's body at the Forensic Science Centre today. PC Bachoo of the Mayaro Police Station is working the case.

(Multimedia Editor - richard.charan@trinidadexpress.com))
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