Sunday, January 21, 2018

The killings continue

...Murder No. 23


The body of Alvin Maharaj being removed from the crime scene this afternoon. Photo by Ayanna Kingsale

Donstan Bonn

One of Trinidad and Tobago's bloodiest weeks ever, ended as it began, with murder. Another man was killed this morning, at Mt Hope.

Alvin Maharaj, 35, was found shot multiple times, at the base of a precipice.

His body was discovered by police officers who were called by residents who heard gunshots at around 11 a.m. Maharaj had survived a shooting in east Port of Spain last December. On the night of December 14, Maharaj and a 13-year-old boy, were shot and injured .

Maharaj, of Valsayn, and the teenager of Maraval, were standing on the pavement at the corner of Queen and Henry streets when a lone gunman began shooting at Maharaj before running off. One of the bullets struck the teenager in the left hand, while Maharaj was shot to the right hand, said police.