Murder

Triple shooting in Patna Village—one person dead

One person is dead following a triple shooting in Patna Village, Diego Martin, this morning.

According to reports, at approximately 8:20 am, three men were liming when shots were fired, killing one person and wounding two others.

Dead is 27-year-old Jonathan Abdool, also known as Chucky.

Luke Jaggassar—who goes by the alias Cripple—was shot in his leg. Another person identified only as Marcus was shot in his chest.

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Story by CARISA LEE

Murder in Pinto, Arima

A shooting in Arima has left one man dead.

CNC3 News understands at around 9 p.m. last night Kevin 'Pencil' Lochan was gunned down along Punette Avenue, Pinto, Arima.

Police say Lochan was celebrating his birthday at a lime in the area, when a silver wagon pulled up and the occupants opened fire.

He died on the spot.

Police say Lochan was well-known to them.

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Story by NEWS DESK.

PH taxi driver murdered in Tobago – Murder victim #8

Tobago Homicide Officers are probing the circumstances surrounding the island's eighth murder for 2019.

Dead is 40-year-old Dean O'Neil, a PH Taxi Driver of Delaford, Tobago.

According to police reports, shortly after 1am on Thursday, O'Neil was driving his red Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle, and had turned onto a trace off Canaan Feeder Road, when he was shot by a line gunman.

Neighbours say they heard several shots and on checking, he was found slumped behind the steering wheel.

Elder criticises investigator

Lawyers rep­re­sent­ing one of the five men on tri­al for kid­nap­ping and mur­der­ing busi­ness­man Dr Ed­ward Koury have sought to dis­cred­it the State’s main crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tor, who al­leged­ly found Koury’s blood on his cloth­ing and his fin­ger­prints on a get­away car. 

Murder in Arouca

A man has been shot and killed in Arouca.

Details are still coming to hand, however CNC3 news understands that the victim, who went by the alias "Patch", was accosted by an armed assailant at a house in Windy Hill this morning.

Residents reported hearing several loud explosions.

On checking, the man's lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Story by: NEWS DESK

Murder on School Street

Police are investigating a murder in Petit Valley on Thursday.

According to a police report, around 10 am residents of School Street heard loud explosions and later saw the body of a man lying on the roadway.

He was shot to the head and chest. He died on the scene.

Officers of the Homicide Bureau and the Western Division are currently on the scene.

Police have a possible name of the victim but are yet to confirm the identity with relatives. 

A motive is yet to be determined.

Two murdered in Santa Cruz

Three men were shot in a ve­hi­cle in San­ta Cruz on Wednes­day af­ter­noon.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at about 1.30 pm at Pi­p­i­ol Road.

Former 'Sandman' acquaintance held

One of the main suspects, who was held in connection with this morning's quadruple murder in Las Cuevas where reputed drug and gun smuggler, Vaughn 'Sandman' Mieres, his wife, Alika "Letty" Dehere and two others were killed has been identified as one of Mieres' key acquaintance.

The suspect, police said was shot and wounded by police during a chase. He is currently at a medical institution under heavy police guard.

Teen charged with murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018. 

The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him. 

The suspect escaped on foot.

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