Shot dead: Kayode Thomas

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Soldier shot dead in Laventille

...one of three murders on Sunday night

By Alexander Bruzual and Carolyn Kissoon

A soldier was shot and killed Sunday night in Laventille. Kayode Thomas, 33, of Beverly Hills, Laventille, was driving along Plaisance Road, when he was shot by unknown assailants. Thomas' car crashed and he died at the scene. The killed happened at around 11.30p.m. on Sunday.

A 22-year-old man was gunned down outside a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartment building in Ste Madeleine on Sunday night. Keith Flemming, of Ethel Street, La Romaine, was standing outside Building 5, Alexandra Lane, Corinth Hills, when three men approached around 9.50pm.

Police said two men opened fire on Flemming hitting him several times about the body. Flemming slumped to the ground and the men escaped. Residents contacted Southern Division Police and a team of officers led by Senior Superintendent Cecil Santana visited the scene. Flemming was pronounced dead at the scene. Corporal Gopaul of the Ste Madeleine police is continuing investigations.

A man was also knifed to death in Mayaro on Sunday. A woman is the suspect.

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