TWO Laventille men were fatally shot minutes apart in separate shooting incidents on Monday night, pushing the country’s murder toll to 80, according to an Express tally.
Dead are Paul Williams and Kerwin Fevecque.
According to police reports, around 8.50 p.m. on Monday residents of Upper Thomasine Street, Laventille heard several gunshots in the area.
The residents contacted the Besson Street Police Station.
Officers from the Inter Agency Task Force responded and found 48-year-old Williams lying in a pool of blood along the roadway.
He had been shot several times.
Williams was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing emergency treatment.
While detectives were investigating Williams’ shooting, another report of a shooting in the Laventille area was made to the Besson Street Police Station.
According to police reports, 15 minutes later residents of Block 22 in Laventille heard gunshots in their area
When officers arrived, 40-year-old Kerwin Fevecque was found lying in a pool of blood along the roadway.
Fevecque sustained gunshot wounds to his head and upper body.
Fevecque was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigators believe Fevecque was killed for a BlackBerry cellphone.
He was an employee of the Port of Spain City Corporation.
In an unrelated incident, Ryan Ramoutar died at the Sangre Grande Hospital on Monday after being found earlier in the day by a gardener.
Ramoutar was found with a gunshot wound.
National Security Minister Gary Griffith yesterday said according to statistics some 75 per cent of the 80 killings for the year have been deemed as gang related.