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Two more murders take toll to 299

Published: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

Two murders in Laventille and D’Abadie on Wednesday have brought the murder toll to 299.

The victims were identified as Adrian Dennis, 30, of Reid Lane in D’Abadie and Moses Brewster, 32, of Trou Macaque in Laventille.

In the latest incident, according to a police report, at about 9 pm Dennis, who was liming with some friends at Harper Circular, off Reid Lane, when he left to go to a nearby apartment. On his way there, police said, a lone gunman who shot him several times ambushed him.

Dennis was taken to the Arima District Hospital, however, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

In the unrelated incident, at about 6.45 pm Brewster was liming with a group of friends near the basketball court in Trou Macaque when a vehicle pulled up alongside the group with its occupants opening fire. Brewster, who was shot several times, died on the scene. The vehicle sped off.

Police are yet to determine a motive for both killings but strongly believe that the incidents were drug and gang-related.

Investigations are continuing.

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