The murder toll went up again yesterday after two mid-afternoon shootings less than an hour apart in San Juan and Trou Macaque, Laventille.
In the first incident, at around 3.30 pm, San Juan residents thought they were coming to the aid of an accident victim when they saw a Nissan Wingroad had crashed into a light pole along the Saddle Road.
However, when they arrived on the spot to aid the car’s driver, 27-year-old Trevor Donald, they realised that the injuries that ultimately contributed to his death were far from accidental. They discovered Donald slumped in the front seat bleeding from two gunshot wounds to the head. He died at the scene.
Police who arrived on the scene later found two spent shells in the car.
His killer, whom witnesses believe may have been in the car, reportedly fled the scene on foot as people came to Donald’s aid unaware that a murder had just taken place.
In an unrelated incident about a half an hour later, Kafari Wilson was shot near the Plannings building in Trou Macaque. He was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
These shootings raised the murder toll for the year to 206.