|Good Friday killing in PoS |
by Shane Superville Saturday, April 15 2017
PARISHIONERS at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Independence Square in Port of Spain for yesterday’s Good Friday Mass were greeted with sounds of gunshots just after midday yesterday when a Duncan Street man was shot dead mere metres away by an unknown assailant.
D ead is Quincy Allen, 28, of Duncan Street.
Allen was at the corner of Nelson Street and Independence Square when a lone gunman approached him from behind and shot him once in the head.
The gunman ran off.
Allen was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital by the Emergency Health Services but was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to reports, Allen parked his silver Nissan AD wagon at the side of the road and went to a shop to purchase an item.
While on his way back to his car, he was approached by a gunman who shot him before running off.
Shocked bystanders contacted the police and Besson Street police responded.
Up until late yesterday afternoon, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators were at the scene of the crime.
Parishioner Glenda Harris, who was in the Cathedral when the gunshots ran out, said she was unshaken by the shooting.
“I am firm in my faith. What happened was really sad but we’re not going to put our faith and our lifestyle as Christians on hold over something like this and even with the murder it’s time for us to pray now more than ever.” Officers have yet to establish a motive for the killing. Officers of the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations.