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Las Lomas murder victim Hammat George

Homicide investigators say a motive is yet to be established into the killing of Las Lomas businessman, owner of HPKCO Ltd Transport Services, Hammat George, 58.

Two of his workers were wounded during the attack which occurred at his home on Tuesday.

According to a police report, around 2:30 pm George was in the company of two of his employees repairing a forklift at the front of his home at Jankie Trace, Las Lomas when a volley of gunshots was heard. Both workers, who were shot and wounded attempted to run but collapsed.

George’s body was found on the ground by his wife, who ran out of the house after hearing the gunfire.

One of the workers was shot in the groin, while the other was shot in the upper left thigh.

Police said both injured men were taken for medical attention at the Arima District Health Facility and then transferred to the Mount Hope Hospital.

Officers found 12 spent 9mm calibre shells at the scene.

Police said George owned the company, which was located at his home, which is involved in the refurbishing of wooden pallets, sales and transport.

Investigators said one of his workers has been employed with George for the past two days and the other, for the past four months.

Meanwhile, relatives described George as a humble and hardworking individual and added his murder was the “the most shocking and devastating news” they could have ever received.

Investigations are ongoing.