Murder on the Avenue; two others killed in Belmont, Malabar

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 20:00

Police are investigating three murders that occurred between last night and 9 am this morning, on Ariapita Avenue, Belmont and Malabar.

The incident on the Avenue occurred around 5.30am in front of the Domino's Pizza outlet.

The victim has been identified as a 32-year-old Isaiah Hospedales of Aranguez.

According to reports, an argument started in a nearby bar with the victim and another man.

The incident led to the pelting of bottles before the fracas spilled out onto the Avenue.

The assailant then pulled out a gun and shot Hospedales.

Eyewitnesses say the gunman tried to snatch Hospedales' gold chain before he ran off but was unsuccessful.

Hospedales was pronounced dead on arrival at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

Up until late this morning, police and forensics experts were still on the scene conducting investigations.

The Malabar murder occurred at Pro Bar last night. 

We've been told that a man was shot several times following an altercation with another man.

And a man was shot six times on Clifford Street in Belmont around 8.45 this morning.

Up until the time of this post (10.15 am) police were on the scene conducting investigations.