Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Bloody day in Barataria: One killed, one injured in separate shootings

An uptick in violence in Barataria on Tuesday has left one man dead and another nursing gunshot injuries.

Richard Stewart was fatally shot along Seventh Avenue, Malick, a short distance away from his home.

Police were told that at about 12.05am yesterday, residents of the area heard a series of loud explosions, following which they found Stewart bleeding from multiple gunshot injuries.

He succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

Some 20 hours later, around 8pm, residents of the area heard another series of explosions.

Upon checking, they found another man bleeding from multiple injuries.

He was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope for treatment.

He is currently warded in a critical condition.

Police suspect the two incidents are linked, although they have no official motive for the shootings.

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