The coun­try faced an­oth­er bloody day yes­ter­day, with a triple mur­der in Ran­cho Que­ma­do, a dou­ble mur­der in Ari­ma and a mur­der in Em­ba­cadere.
A school­girl was al­so stabbed in Bel­mont and late yes­ter­day evening homi­cide of­fi­cers were called out to a stab­bing in­ci­dent in Laven­tille.
Triple mur­der— Ran­cho Que­ma­do
Po­lice were on the scene of the fa­tal triple shoot­ing in Ran­cho Que­ma­do late yes­ter­day where three peo­ple were shot dead.Up to press time, a fourth per­son was be­ing treat­ed for gun­shot wounds at the Siparia Dis­trict Health Fa­cil­i­ty. His con­di­tion was re­port­ed as crit­i­cal.Erin po­lice said they got a re­port of a shoot­ing out­side a house near the Ran­cho Que­ma­do Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School around 6 pm. When of­fi­cers re­spond­ed, they found three men life­less in a car and one man ly­ing on the ground. In­ves­ti­ga­tors were try­ing to ver­i­fy the vic­tims’ iden­ti­ties and were tak­ing state­ments in an ef­fort to de­ter­mine what hap­pened.
Dou­ble mur­der—Ari­ma
North­ern Di­vi­sion Po­lice launched a man hunt for the killers of two men who were shot dead out­side Ram­baran’s Bar on Tumpuna Road in Ari­ma around 2.10 am.Two armed men opened fire on two La Hor­quet­ta men killing them on the spot and in­jur­ing two oth­ers, in­clud­ing a Venezue­lan na­tion­al.The mur­dered men were iden­ti­fied as Ron­dell Samuel, 20, of 322 Phase 1 La Hor­quet­ta and Rahim Mitchell, 24 of Sun­ny Ra­madin Phase 1, La Hor­quet­ta.The in­jured who were iden­ti­fied as Mer­cedes Di­az, 29, of Venezuela who was shot on her right fin­ger and Shaquille In­fill, 26 of Phase 7, La Hor­quet­ta, who was shot on his left shoul­der.They were tak­en to the Ari­ma Health Fa­cil­i­ty where they were treat­ed be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to EWM­SC, Mt Hope Hos­pi­tal.The shoot­ers ran away from the scene to­wards the high­way be­fore es­cap­ing in a wait­ing ve­hi­cle.
Res­i­dents of Em­ba­cadere be­lieve they know who mur­dered their neigh­bour Mar­lon “Triple” La Guerre yes­ter­day morn­ing. How­ev­er, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said in­for­ma­tion from wit­ness­es has been slow in com­ing. When Guardian Me­dia vis­it­ed the hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in San Fer­nan­do, the sus­pect­ed killer’s name was be­ing men­tioned, but the res­i­dents would not say why La Guerre was shot dead.A re­port stat­ed that around 8 am, La Guerre’s son, Isa­iah Ma­son, 19, was stand­ing about 50 feet away from their home when he heard the gun­shots. He ran home and saw La Guerre, 49, bleed­ing in the porch. La Guerre was tak­en to the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal where he died.ASP An­drew John led South­ern Di­vi­sion Task Force, Crime Scene Unit, San Fer­nan­do CID to the scene along Cir­cle Dri­ve Ex­ten­sion. Of­fi­cers searched the perime­ter for the killer but were un­suc­cess­ful. Sgt Randy Ram­jag and de­tec­tives from the Homi­cide Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions, Re­gion Three al­so re­spond­ed and in­ter­viewed res­i­dents.In­ves­ti­ga­tors were told that a masked gun­man dressed in dark-coloured clothes emerged from a track be­tween Cir­cle Dri­ve and the seafront in Em­ba­cadere. He opened fire on the La Guerre, even killing his mas­tiff. A wit­ness said La Guerre had just re­turned home from tak­ing his chil­dren to school. She said she was work­ing in the area and heard the shots. By the time she and oth­ers reached the area, the killer was gone. How­ev­er, she be­lieved the per­son was a stranger.While a clear mo­tive has not been de­ter­mined, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said he has been held for drugs and rob­bery of­fences in the past. There­fore, they will be look­ing in­to his re­cent ac­tiv­i­ties.
School­girl stabbed
Mean­while, a 16-year-old school­girl was stabbed yes­ter­day af­ter­noon short­ly af­ter she left the com­pound of Prov­i­dence Girls’ Col­lege. Po­lice said at about 3 pm the teenag­er was stand­ing at the cor­ner of Belle Eau Road and Bel­mont Cir­cu­lar Road when she was at­tacked by two fe­male stu­dents from an­oth­er school. She was stabbed three times with a com­pass, an in­stru­ment from a geom­e­try set. The school­girl was tak­en to the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal where she is ward­ed in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion.Up un­til late last night po­lice were at the scene of a stab­bing in­ci­dent on Robin­son Lane in Laven­tille but of­fi­cers were un­able to give in­for­ma­tion on the in­ci­dent up un­til press time.Yes­ter­day’s killings fol­lows the mur­ders of sev­en peo­ple on Sun­day, in­clud­ing that of a 61-year-old grand­moth­er and a US cit­i­zen. Up to last night, the mur­der count stood at 67.


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