Woman, 18, slain outside Macoya home

An 18-year-old woman was killed out­side her home in Ma­coya on Thurs­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about 10.30 pm Mari­ah Nep­tune was stand­ing in the yard of her home at Ma­coya Set­tle­ment when two men walked up. Po­lice said they both opened fire and Nep­tune was shot sev­er­al times in the chest.

Nep­tune was tak­en to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex where she died while un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

Po­lice are yet to de­ter­mine a mo­tive for her mur­der that has been record­ed as the 59th for the year.

Nep­tune was one of three peo­ple killed Thurs­day night dur­ing five sep­a­rate shoot­ing in­ci­dents with­in a pe­ri­od of two hours in North, Cen­tral and South Trinidad.

In the first in­ci­dent at about 9.30 pm, Cur­tis Mc Ken­zie was shot sev­er­al times about his body by a gun­man while at Pica­dil­ly Street. He was tak­en to the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

Fif­teen min­utes af­ter­wards in Rousil­lac, po­lice said a man walked in­to Uni­ty Bar, or­dered a bot­tle of rum from own­er Ralph Ra­jku­mar, 56, then opened fire on him in front of the man’s wife Camille. Ra­jku­mar was hit in the head and chest. His wife screamed for help as the gun­man ran out, got on a bi­cy­cle and rode off.

A video sur­faced on so­cial me­dia min­utes lat­er show­ing Ra­jku­mar’s wife scream­ing as she tried to wake him up af­ter call­ing neigh­bours for help. Ra­jku­mar lat­er died while un­der­go­ing emer­gency surgery at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing all three mur­ders.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat


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