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Man gunned down in Arima

Published: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Northern Division police are investigating the murder of an Arima man on Sunday. According to reports, Leon Clarke, 26, of Calvary Branch Road, was with another man around 6 pm when he was shot. Police said before being shot, Clarke had gone to tend to his car nearby. Clarke died at the scene. 

His killing was the fourth in as many days. On Friday Nicholas Imortep, 36, was washing his car along Guy Street, Sangre Grande, around 6.30 pm when he was approached by a man and shot. Later that day, residents of Wharf Trace, Maracas Valley, St Joseph, heard gunshots and later found the body of Yohan Mohammed, 35, on the road. In another killing, police said Garner Swan, 38, of Second Hill, Kandahar, Arouca, was liming with friends near his home around 9 p.m. when he was attacked by two men, one of whom shot him. He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, by a neighbour where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

The murder toll is now 273 in comparison to 246 for the corresponding period last year. In an unrelated matter, police are investigating the discovery of a burnt body inside a car at La Resource Road, D’Abadie, yesterday. According to police, around 7 pm the Fire Service received a report of a car on fire in the area. When firefighters arrived and put out the blaze they found the body in the burnt out vehicle.