Thursday 27 June, 2019

Man, 71, killed outside shopping mall

A trip to the mall ended in tragedy for a 71-year-old man that was gunned down on Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 3 pm outside the Gulf City Mall, Gulf View, La Romaine.

The victim, Joseph Phillip of Edinburgh 500, was killed while seated in the front passenger seat of a taxi.

Reports say Phillip went to the mall for visitation with his 10-year-old son. After the trip, he entered the car with cash in one hand and a black bag in the other, waiting for the driver to get more passengers. However, a gunman approached Phillip and shot him multiple times before crossing the street and entering a Tiida which sped off.  

Police arrived at the scene as well as the paramedics. 

However, it was too late for Phillip as he succumbed to his injuries in the vehicle. 

Sources believe Phillip was the intended target. 

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