(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.