GUNMEN shot and killed two more men on Monday night in Arima and Morvant. The deaths of Trevor Nigel Roach, 32, and an unidentified Morvant victim, have now pushed the country’s murder toll for the year so far to 283, according to an Express tally.
In the Arima incident, investigating officers said that around 7 p.m., Roach, of Alexander Street, Tacarigua, was murdered at Jaggernauth’s Gas Station at the corner of Boy’s Lane and the Eastern Main Road, D’Abadie, as he was about to purchase fuel.
Officers said Roach was seated in his silver B-15 car with his girlfriend, 19-year-old Thea Baldah, of Mausica, and another girl, 16-year-old Khadijah Francis, when the incident occurred.
Police said while waiting in line, a man walked up to the right side of the car and opened fire, hitting Roach several times about the upper body.
Francis, who was in the back seat, was shot in the right leg while Baldah escaped unhurt said officers. The girl was treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope and later discharged.
Detectives said Roach was a suspect in a shooting incident in the Arima, area several days ago which resulted in a man being hospitalised.
They said they believed that his murder was directly linked to that incident.
In the second incident, police said at around 11 p.m. they received reports of rapid gunfire in the Second Caledonia, Morvant, area.
Upon going to the area, police said they went on patrol but found nothing unusual before returning to the station.
It was not until around 6 a.m. yesterday, that a passerby stumbled upon the body of a man along a track at Cheewah Hills with multiple gunshot wounds about the body.
He was of African descent and appeared to be in his mid 20s, said officers.
Homicide detectives are continuing investigations into both incidents.