Two more murders recorded

A 31-year-old work­er of the Port of Spain City Cor­po­ra­tion was shot dead while pur­chas­ing break­fast from a ven­dor in the cap­i­tal city on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, the in­ci­dent oc­curred at the cor­ner of Quar­ry and Ob­ser­va­to­ry Streets, at about 7 am.

Po­lice said David Parag of Gilkes Street, St James, had just placed his or­der of a sand­wich when the armed man walked up to him.

Parag made an at­tempt to run away from the gun­man who opened fire on him and then calm­ly walked away.

Po­lice said he was shot eight times about the up­per body.

In an un­re­lat­ed in­ci­dent in Ari­ma on Wednes­day night, a man was al­so shot while in the carpark of a pop­u­lar su­per­mar­ket at O'Meara Road.

Po­lice said at about 9.30 pm a vol­ley of gun­shots were heard by the su­per­mar­ket's em­ploy­ees and oth­ers on the com­pound.

Up­on checks, they dis­cov­ered the body of Keron Pereira slumped in the back­seat of a Nis­san Ti­i­da.

Those two lat­est mur­ders have brought the toll to 256.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat

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