Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The bloodshed continues: Four shot dead in less than 24 hours

As the bloodshed continues across Trinidad and Tobago, four people were shot to death in less than 24 hours.

In the first incident, which took place on Wednesday around 11:30 am in El Socorro, one man was killed while a 19-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were left nursing gunshot injuries.

The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Kadeem Charles AKA Reddo of Beetham Gardens.

Police were told that Charles was driving a silver Nissan Almera along Shakir Trace, El Socorro, with 19-year-old Ebony McBernie, of East Dry River, Port of Spain, seated in the backseat.

Charles pulled his vehicle up alongside Jameel Degazon, 28, who was standing along the roadway at the time, and the two men had a short conversation.

Around the same time, a white-coloured wagon drove by, and men inside opened fire on the Almera, hitting Charles, McBernie and Degazon.

The assailants’ car then drove away.

The police and paramedics were notified and the wounded parties were rushed for medical treatment.

Charles succumbed to his injuries, while Degazon remained warded in a critical condition up to Thursday morning, having sustained injuries to his chest.

McBernie received a gunshot wound to her right thigh; the injury is not said to be life threatening.

Investigations are continuing.

Later on Wednesday, around 8:30 pm, two men were killed in Laventille.

The victims have been identified as Dexter “PullSkin” Joseph, 31, and Joel Moore, 34.

Police said that the two were part of a group which were liming along Blundell Alley Extension, when a blue Nissan AD Wagon drove past them.

A man was seen pointing a firearm out of the car.

Shots were fired and three men, including Joseph and Moore, were hit.

The three injured were rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital, where Joseph and Moore were pronounced dead upon arrival.

The third individual is currently warded in a stable condition.

Investigations are also ongoing into this incident.

And in the wee hours of Thursday, a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot in Laventille.

The deceased has been identified as Dawn Grant, of Sixth Avenue, Barataria.

According to police reports, around 1:15 am Grant was seated in a Nissan Almera motor vehicle in the Dan Kelly, Laventille area, when the car was shot at by two men.

Grant was hit several times about her body, including in her head.

She was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries some time later.

More on this as it becomes available.

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