Murder in Cascade

A 36-year-old man was gunned down in Cas­cade on Thurs­day night. Po­lice said at around 9.30 pm, Kendell Bap­tiste, of Up­per Cas­cade Road, Cas­cade was am­bushed by gun­men in an area com­mon­ly known as Blan­ca.

Res­i­dents heard a vol­ley of gun­shots and called the po­lice who found the dead man slumped on the road­way. The body was viewed by a dis­trict med­ical Of­fi­cer and re­moved to the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James. Po­lice are yet to de­ter­mine a mo­tive for this mur­der.

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Al­so, the vic­tim from Thurs­day's dri­ve-by shoot­ing in Co­corite has suc­cumbed to his in­juries. He has been iden­ti­fied as Bar­ry Sime­on of Port-of-Spain.

Po­lice said Sime­on was dri­ving west in his blue Nis­san Note ve­hi­cle at around 11 am when a car pulled along­side his ve­hi­cle and a gun­man opened fire.

The as­sailants then sped off.

Sime­on was tak­en to the St James Med­ical Fa­cil­i­ty where he lat­er died.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat

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