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Man gunned down in PoS
A 34-year-old man was killed opposite an apartment building at the corner of Duke and Nelson streets in Port-of-Spain yesterday. Police said Winston Callender was shot several times about the body by a group of men around 9.30 am. The men were reportedly from the Duncan Street community. Callender died at the scene. Insp Browne, Cpl Phillips, PC Bissoon and officers from the Homicide Bureau, Besson Street Police Station and Crime Scene Unit visited the scene. At the scene yesterday, a man who identified himself as the father of the deceased visited and left. Police said they had heard “rumours” that Callender was killed because of an ongoing war between Nelson and Duncan Street gangs.
Meanwhile, gang warfare continued in Malabar with the death of a 30-year-old man on Saturday morning. Ancil Jerome Alonso was shot while walking along Laqua Avenue around 10.30 am.
Police said Alonso was shot seven times about the body. Residents who heard the gunshots and saw two men running away from the scene notified the police. Cpl Jones and a party of officers from the Homicide Bureau and Northern Division visited the scene. Investigators said they believe the gunmen shot him from the side and, when he fell, shot him in the back. Police said there was a raging gang war in the community, as three other people were killed last week in Malabar. Residents also complained of gunfire during the past few nights. Officers from the Region Two Homicide officers are continuing investigations. The murder toll stood at 301 up to late yesterday.
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