Thursday 29 October, 2020

Four held for questioning in Barataria

Four men are in police custody following a police operation in Barataria this morning after a quantity of ammunition was found and seized.

The men were detained around 3am this morning at a house along Seventh Avenue, Barataria.

The house was searched and the ammunition was found and seized.

As a result, the four men who were in the home at the time were detained for questioning following an increase in violence last week.

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

Some 20 hours later, another man was shot multiple times about the body in the same area.

He is currently warded in a critical condition.

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

More on this as it becomes available. 

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