Murdered woman’s family living in fear

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:30

Rel­a­tives of mur­der vic­tim Rachel Mo­hammed, 30, are now said to be fear­ful for their lives as they be­lieve they too may be­come tar­gets of al­leged gang mem­bers.

Mo­hammed and her fe­male friend were stand­ing near Mo­hammed’s Dook­iesingh Street, St Au­gus­tine home at about 11.20 pm on Sat­ur­day when a gun­man walked up to them and opened fire.

A video that went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia showed both women run­ning away from the gun­man. Mo­hammed and her friend were hit sev­er­al times and lat­er tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex, Mount Hope, where they were treat­ed and ward­ed. How­ev­er, Mo­hammed suc­cumbed to her in­juries on Sun­day short­ly af­ter 10 am.

One of Mo­hammed’s rel­a­tives, who did not want to be iden­ti­fied, said yes­ter­day that they be­lieve she was the in­tend­ed tar­get of the gun­man be­cause she knew of cer­tain il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties and the al­leged peo­ple in­volved.

“She got min­gled up with the wrong peo­ple and now she is dead be­cause of that. We warned her many times. Now, we are afraid for our own lives be­cause thing out here re­al se­ri­ous,” Mo­hammed’s rel­a­tive said. Po­lice sources told Guardian Me­dia that they have sev­er­al leads in the case and are hope­ful for a break­through soon.

Reporter: Rhon­dor Dowlat