A PH driver was found murdered at his home in Matura yesterday morning.
The victim was identified as Justin Martin and was found by his neighbour who is an SRP Woman Constable.
The officer went to Martin’s home at La Guira Gardens after she noticed a red substance flowing from under the front door.
She grew suspicious and called out to Martin but got no response. Officers from the Matura Police Station were contacted, gained entry to the house and saw Martin dead with gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
Tobago teen among 5 shot
A Tobago teen was among five people who were shot and wounded in separate shooting incidents in Maloney, Malabar and Tobago on Tuesday.
In Maloney, police said two men – one of them from Building 7 Maloney Gardens and the other from Building 4 Oropune Gardens, were shot multiple times about their bodies during a drive-by shooting.
Police said both victims were taken to the Arima Hospital where they were treated for multiple injuries to both arms, chest and neck.
Over in Malabar, a 22-year-old man of Sherwood Park, Arima was shot twice in the left leg around 1 am Wednesday.
Police said the man was at his girlfriend’s home on La Croix Avenue, Malabar when they got into a verbal altercation and she contacted the police. The victim said when he saw the police he ran through several yards and jumped several fences when he was shot by an unknown gunman.
He was taken to the Arima Health Facility then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was treated and listed in a stable condition.
And in Tobago, a 32-year-old and a 17-year-old were shot by a gunman who pulled up to them in a car while at Les Coteaux. The incident occurred at about 1.15 pm.
The older man sustained gunshot wounds to the left knee and left thigh while the teen, a Fourth Form pupil, sustained gunshot wounds to the left foot and left hip.
Street dweller dies after fall
A 62-year-old socially displaced man died after reportedly falling and hitting his head at the pavilion at the Eddie Hart Savannah, Tacarigua on Tuesday.
Police said around 5.40 pm Michael Mc Queen was seen staggering and walking towards the pavilion when he fell hitting his head and appeared to be unresponsive.
EHS personnel, who responded, also made efforts to resuscitate him without success.
A team of officers led by Sg. Denoon and PC Desuze of Arouca Police Station visited the scene.