One killed, two injured in drive by shooting

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 09:15

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing two shoot­ings in Laven­tille and Ari­ma, which claimed one man’s life and left two oth­ers in­jured on Sun­day evening. 

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Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, around 5.30 pm, homi­cide de­tec­tives re­spond­ed to the scene of a shoot­ing at Hitler Trace, Trou Macaque, Laven­tille. 

Mo­ments be­fore, res­i­dents heard a vol­ley of gun­shots and then found a man ly­ing at the side of the road with gun­shot wounds.  

The vic­tim, who was lat­er iden­ti­fied as Ja­mari Vil­lare­al, of Beetham Gar­dens, was pro­nounced dead on the scene by a Dis­trict Med­ical Of­fi­cer (DMO). 

Less than an hour lat­er, po­lice were sum­moned to the scene of a dri­ve-by shoot­ing in Ari­ma. 

The vic­tims, 43-year-old Randy Seer­ans­ingh and 38-year-old Guyanese na­tion­al Ja­son Ja­groo were re­port­ed­ly lim­ing along Ari­ma Old Road, Ari­ma, when they had an ar­gu­ment with a man they know. 

Short­ly af­ter the man left the scene, a car drove past them and an oc­cu­pant shot in their di­rec­tion. 

Seer­ans­ingh was shot in his neck and up­per tor­so, while Ja­groo was shot in his chest and ab­domen. 

Both men were tak­en to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment and re­mained in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, up to late yes­ter­day. 

Vil­lare­al’s killing raised the mur­der toll for the year to 503.