Saturday, February 24, 2018

Two shot and killed in separate incidents


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TWO men were shot dead in separate incidents between Wednesday afternoon and yesterday morning which brought the murder toll to 35 for the year compared to 37 around the same time last year.

Augustine Daniel, 25, of Readymix Road, Eastern Quarry, Laventille, the victim in the first murder which occurred around 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, was working at the home of a friend near to his own home when two gunmen walked into the yard where he was.

The gunmen opened fire on him.

He was shot a total of fifteen times and he was killed on the spot.

Police believe that the murder was gang-related and is a continuation of a spate of violence that has been on-going between gangs from Beetham Gardens versus gangs from Laventille.

Last week Thursday another man, Casimo Purcell was shot dead at his Pashley Street, Laventille home. Since the beginning of the year, two other people had been murdered while a total of 12 had been injured from both communities as gangs traded bullets with each other.

The other murder occurred off the Eastern Main Road, Arouca but in this case two of the suspected perpetrators had been arrested about half an hour after the incident by a team of officers led by Cpl Henry of the Northern Division Task Force.

Police said that the victim named, Clyde Seebharath aged 33 was liming in the La Luna Bar, Eastern Main Road, Arouca around 1.30 a.m. when a two men walked in, pointed their guns at him and opened fire.

Seebharath was hit five times and died on the spot.

Police said that Seebharath who lived a Third Street, Five Rivers, Arouca was well-known to them but up to last night they did not have a reason why he was killed.

Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations into the two murders.