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Sando man shot dead
Relatives yesterday described as senseless the murder of Shackar Prince who was gunned down near his home in San Fernando yesterday morning.
Prince, 37, a fabricator, who was planning to wed the mother of his son in December, was pronounced dead on arrival to the San Fernando General Hospital.
Around 1 am officers of the Mon Repos Police Station received reports of loud explosions near bar on Bertrand Street. When the officers arrived they saw Prince lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to his chest just a few houses away from his home.
He died before he arrived at the hospital. Grief stricken relatives said Prince was at home where he lived with his common-law-wife, son and other relatives when he decided to check his friend who lived along the same street.
“All we hear is patax!,” said his aunt Jackie who recalled that shortly after the loud noise someone came with news that Prince had been shot.
Trying to hold back the tears, Kelly-ann Prince-Flaveney believes her brother was victim of a random shooting. “You will hear about things like this and you pray to God to cover your family because you do not want it to reach home. For this to happen to someone like him,a humble person, it is terrible, especially as it was for nothing. With one shot and that was the end of his life. I have to see my brother lying in a canal,” she lamented.
When they told their 86-year-old grandmother that he was killed, “she bawl like a baby.” She said Prince’s common-law-wife with whom he has a seven-year-old son was also distraught.
One of his friends said Prince was shot by the occupant of a car who was “wild playing.” He bemoaned, “Imagine they just shoot a man for fun.”
Confident that God will give them their justice, Prince-Flaveney had faith that her brother’s killer will be caught. Police are yet to ascertain a motive.
Investigators of Homicide Region 3 are investigating.