Man succumbs to gunshot wounds

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Monday, February 17, 2020 - 11:00

A man who was shot over 12 times while at Samaroo Village in Arima on Sunday night, later died at the Arima District Hospital while undergoing treatment.

According to a police report, at about 7.39 pm on Sunday, Joel Franco  was standing on Church Street, Samaroo Village when a lone gunman approached the him and shot him several times about the body.

Franco was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries at about 9.45 pm.

Franco is said to be a resident of Unity Village Extension Off Olton Trace in Arima.  He also has another address listing: 25th Street, Beetham Gardens.

A motive is yet to be established for his killing.

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

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