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Friday 19 July 2019
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Man ambushed, killed in Barataria

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A man who is believed to have accompanied a gunman to Seventh Avenue, Malick Barataria on Tuesday to assassinate the brother of a gang leader was ambushed around 3 pm today and shot several times in the head.

Kevon Robertson, 33, managed to drive his car a short distance but crashed into a wall and died of his injuries.

Police reports said Robertson was the driver for the gunman who fired several shots at the brother of a known gang leader at Seventh Avenue, Malick, shortly after midday on Tuesday.

The brother of the gang leader escaped unhurt, but Robertson returned shortly after 2.30 pm today and was shot. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

His killing pushed the murder total to 21. It was the sixth murder committed between Tuesday night and today.

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