Spate of deadly shootings continues in south Trinidad

A MAN identified only as "Peter" is the latest murder victim in what can only be described as a spate of shootings in San Fernando and environs between Friday and Saturday evening.

Police said that at about 6.30 pm on Saturday, residents of Flamboyant Crescent in Pleasantville heard gunshots and later found his body at the roadside. No one has been arrested.

At about 12.15 am on Saturday, two gunmen opened fire at the home of Kern Cuffie, 27, at George Street, La Romaine, killing him as well as Peter Carlye "Pablo" Brown, 62. Brown, a grandfather of one, was visiting a female relative of Cuffie.

A 34-year-old woman who lives nearby suffered gunshot injuries and was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital. The killers, who all wore hoodies, ran off.

On Friday at about 7 pm, gunmen in a car opened fire at a car driven by Victor Stewart, 28, at Lord Street, in San Fernando. Stewart, who at times worked as a PH driver, lived at Pleasantville.

A 33-year-old male front seat passenger and a 17-year-old boy at the back were injured. The two survivors remained hospitalised up to Sunday.

The killings started about an hour earlier when Junior "Tallo" Timothy, 42 of La Romaine, was gunned down similarly. Police said Timothy, a WASA worker, was driving a grey SUV at the Southern Main Road near La Bel Air Road, La Romaine, where another SUV pulled up next to him, and occupants opened fire, hitting him.

Timothy’s SUV crashed into a nearby concrete wall. The gunmen got out and shot him a few more times before fleeing in their getaway SUV, which had a false registration number.

Timothy was originally from Pleasantville.

Southern Division and Homicide Bureau Region III police are investigating. Autopsies on all the murder victims are expected to be done on Monday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.


"Spate of deadly shootings continues in south Trinidad"

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