Five murders overnight in Trinidad

From left are Nathon Cum­mings, 25, Dar­ius Joseph, 19, Akash Dook­ie, 20,

(Trinidad Guardian) Two dou­ble mur­ders were among the five record­ed overnight in Trinidad, bring­ing the mur­der toll to 20.

A sixth body was found in To­ba­go. Po­lice al­so sus­pect mur­der in that case as the body was burnt be­yond recog­ni­tion in a car. How­ev­er, it is yet to be clas­si­fied.

The mur­der vic­tims have been iden­ti­fied as Nathon Cum­mings, 25, Yahv­el Joseph, 22, Akash Dook­ie, 20, Dar­ius Joseph, 19 and Dwayne James, 27.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, at about 9 pm Yahv­el Joseph, of Build­ing 7 West, Mal­oney Gar­dens, and Cum­mings, of Tour­ma­line Street, De­mer­ara Heights, Waller­field, were stand­ing out­side Joseph’s home when a gun­man walked up to them and opened fire. The men were tak­en to the Ari­ma Dis­trict Health Fa­cil­i­ty where they died while un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

In the sec­ond dou­ble mur­der, po­lice said Dook­ie and Dar­ius Joseph were killed at Mar­cano Dri­ve, El Do­ra­do, not too far from the scene where Charisse Bram­ble, 32, was shot and killed when gun­men en­tered her home on Mon­day night. Bram­ble’s rel­a­tive was al­so shot and re­mains ward­ed in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

At about 11 pm, the men were stand­ing among a group of peo­ple when gun­men opened fire on them. They were shot sev­er­al times about their bod­ies and were al­so tak­en to the Ari­ma Health Fa­cil­i­ty but were pro­nounced dead on ar­rival.

In the third in­ci­dent, al­so at about 11 pm, James, of Braith­waite Lane, Bel­mont, was at Mary­land Hill sit­ting in a ve­hi­cle when he was shot once in the head.

In To­ba­go, at about 2 am, fire of­fi­cers re­spond­ed re­ports of a car on fire at Bel­mont Road in Ma­son Hall. When they ex­tin­guished the blaze they found charred hu­man re­mains of a body in the back­seat of the car. Po­lice said they are not sure if the body was that of a man or woman.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing in­to all the in­ci­dents.

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