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Monday 10 August, 2020

Emergency meeting called over schoolboy and taxi driver's murder

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has condemned the "heinous" acts of violence against innocent citizens after reports that a 15-year-old schoolboy and a taxi driver were caught in a crossfire which led to their deaths earlier today.

Minister Dillon, in expressing condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims, said he convened an emergency security meeting together with the Attorney General, the Acting Commissioner of Police, senior officials of the TTPS and other law enforcement agencies.

He said this crime will not go unpunished.

"All law enforcement agencies are in direct and active engagement and together send a stern warning to the perpetrators that they will be found and made to feel the brunt of the law."

"A no holds barred approach will be taken by law enforcement to protect our law-abiding people from the criminal elements and gang activity."

"No effort will be spared. No stone will be left unturned."

Joshua Andrews, a form two student of the Morvant/Laventille Secondary School and taxi driver Devon Hernandez were killed at Troumacaque, Laventille earlier today.

Their charred remains were found in a vehicle which was ablaze, after reports that rival gangs engaged in a shootout. 

The victims were identified by their relatives at the scene.

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