Beetham rush hour shooting victim critical

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied Dwayne King as the man who was shot dur­ing rush hour traf­fic along the Beetham High­way ear­li­er to­day.

King was at­tacked just around 8.30 am by two masked men armed with high-pow­ered weapons near the fly­over at Na­tion­al Pe­tro­le­um. He was dri­ving his sil­ver Nis­san Ti­i­da along the west­bound lane of the high­way at the time.

The gun­men fled the scene in their ve­hi­cle in the chaos which en­sued, hit­ting oth­er ve­hi­cles as they weaved through traf­fic and used the high­way's shoul­der to es­cape.

One woman is al­so said to have been in­jured af­ter her car was hit by the get­away car, spun sev­er­al times and land­ed in a ditch near NP. She was sub­se­quent­ly tak­en to hos­pi­tal.

The get­away car was lat­er found aban­doned be­hind the near­by Bhag­wans­ingh’s hard­ware in Sea Lots.

Po­lice be­lieve the in­ci­dent is gang-re­lat­ed as they know the vic­tim well.

More on this as in­fo comes to hand.

Photo by Abraham Diaz.

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