Two men were gunned down in central Trinidad on Saturday.
Reports state that at around 4 pm, Wren Ramnarine, 22, and
Gopaul Gopiechan, 45, were shot dead by three men while
cooking in a shed at the back of their home at Ramkalyia
Trace, Calcutta No 2, Freeport.
A distraught Prakash Ramnarine, Wrens father, said
yesterday that his son, Gopiechan, and another son, Shastri,
18, were boiling cassava in the shed when he heard some
Ramnarine said he had left the group and went inside his
house about 20 metres away.
He said he ran to the back and saw a rasta-haired
man, a red-skinned man and a tall
man running from the spot, and he started chasing
Ramnarine broke down in tears as he pointed to the hammock
in which his son was sitting when he was killed. He said
the two were taken to Couva District Hospital in a relatives
Shastri, who saw the shooting, is dazed. He said he was
waiting on the phone to ring to get a call about Wren.
Shastri was taken for medical treatment yesterday morning
Both brothers were TSTT contractors, while Gopiechan was
a relative hired by the Ramnarines as a farm attendant.
Prakash believes a hit was ordered on his son. He said he
received word that people were blaming his son for some
dubious activities, and put up a $50,000 contract on Wrens
He said he did not he did not take the threat seriously
and did not pay much attention to it.
Prakash said jewelry from the dead men was snatched by the
South homicide and Freeport police are continuing investigations.