The murder has risen to 471 after the death of a 21-year-old man in Guanapo Heights.
Kazim Marshall’s body was found, at the side of the road, by police while on patrol. His body bore multiple gunshot wounds.
Police have not yet ascertained a motive behind the shooting as investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, the man who was shot dead on Nelson Street on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 59-year-old HDC contractor Wayne Alleyne.
Relatives who identified his body at the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday described him as a father figure, not only to his children, but to the Nelson Street community where he lived.
“He was a limer; the life of the party,” said one of his daughters, Afesha Duke. “He was also a good father, and a good grandfather to my three children. He was well loved. Everyone in the area used to call him father”
Newsday was Alleyne was disposing of garbage in an alley near his home at Nelson Street at about 3 pm. He was approached by gunmen who shot him several times.
Duke said she was at home when she got a phone call giving her the news. She said the first thing she thought of when she heard about Alleyne’s death was her three sons, who were getting ready for a wedding rehearsal.
“I am a single mother, and my father has been the greatest support in my life and theirs.”