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Two killed, four hurt in Laventille shooting
Two murders on Friday night have pushed the murder toll to 252. Two Laventille men are dead and four people have been hospitalised following a shooting just before midnight on Friday. The shooting, which police have classified as gang-related, was the first in the east Port-of-Spain community since a spike in gang violence two Wednesdays ago. The dead men have been identified as 27-year-old Theodore Cameron and Barry Abdul Harrington, 19.
Police said at around 11.45 pm Cameron, of Snake Valley, Laventille, and Harrington were liming with three friends near Harrington's Block 22 home when the were attacked by four gunmen who approached on foot. Cameron and Harrington were shot several times about the bodies. Their friends—Marcus Clement, 18, of Picton Road, Laventille, Keon Jack, 22, of Mentor Alley, Laventille, and 51-year-old Curtis Sylvester, of Block 22—suffered minor injuries.
Nikeisha Samuel, 29, who was walking towards a parlour at the time of the shooting was hit on the right leg with a stray bullet. Cameron died at the scene while the other victims were rushed to hospital by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Harrington was pronounced dead on arrival at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. The four other victims underwent emergency surgery and were warded in stable condition up to late yesterday.
Senior investigators led by Senior Supt Wayne Boyd and ASP Ajith Persad and including Insp Sahadeo Singh visited the scene and searched surrounding communities for the gunmen. Suspects had not been arrested up to late yesterday. Sgt Sylvester of the Region One Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.
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