A San Fernando man yesterday became the country’s latest murder victim and relatives believe that 37-year-old Shackah Prince was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was shot dead near a bar close to his home.
At about 1 am, Prince was a short distance from a bar on Bertrand Street, San Fernando, when a car drove by and one of the its occupants pulled out a gun a fired a shot. Prince was hit in the chest. Relatives said there was an argument at the bar earlier but Prince was not involved.
“He (Prince) was minding his own business and happened to be standing where this man fired a shot. He was killed innocently and everyone is hurting to know what happened. Shackah did not deserve this,” the relative said.
“I don’t know who the bullet was meant for but we are 100 per cent sure it was not meant for Shackah.” She said crime was now out of control.
“When you watch the news and you see family of people who were murdered crying, you feel sorry, but now crime is on your doorsteps you don’t know what to do. I never would have thought I would have to say goodbye to him in this way,”she said.
Prince was also a father of a seven-year-old boy. He was described as a humble, hardworking family man and was expected to get married in December. The murder toll for the year now stands at 343.