Venezuelan national beaten, shot to death in Paramin
A Venezuelan national is dead following an attack in Paramin on Saturday night.
The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Jhavonn Simon.
According to police reports, at about 9.30 pm on Saturday, residents of the area heard several loud explosions.
Upon investigating, they found Simon bleeding from injuries about his body.
He was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital for medical treatment, however, he succumbed to his injuries sometime later.
Simon, police believe, was targeted as a result of allegations of larceny were made against him.
It was claimed that Simon stole crops from farmers in the area, which he would then sell in Port of Spain.
An autopsy was scheduled to take place on Monday at the Forensic Science Center to confirm the cause of death, as his body bore what appeared to be both blunt force trauma injuries, as well as gunshot injuries.
More on this as it becomes available.