The weekend’s second triple murder was recorded in Cunupia just hours after three other people were killed in Carapo, Arima, on Saturday evening. These latest killings were among five that occurred between Saturday night and yesterday driving up the murder count for the year.
The victims in the third triple murder for the year were 34-year-old electrician Kirvam Ramjattan, of Dindial Street, Cunupia, Shawn Thomas, 37, of Maturita, Arima, and Jevon Ince, 20, a labourer, of Jerningham Junction Road, Cunupia. Ramjattan and Thomas died at the scene while Ince died at around 2.30 am yesterday at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
At around 7.48 pm on Saturday, officers from the Cunupia Police Station got a report about a shooting at Hassarath Road, Cunupia. PCs Archibar and Mohammed of the Central Division Task Force, who were on mobile patrol, went to the scene at around 8.25 pm and found Ramjattan and Thomas lying next to each other in a yard with multiple gunshot wounds. They were told that a third victim, Ince, had been taken to the Chaguanas District Health Facility. Ince was later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he died early yesterday morning.
These killings were among 11 eleven recorded between Saturday and yesterday as gunmen continued a deadly rampage in several parts of the country.
The first triple murder of the weekend occurred shortly after 3 pm on Saturday at Rose Drive, Race Course Road, Carapo, Arima. Residents in the area said they did not know the victims.
According to the police, at around 3.23 pm, PCs Romany and Duncan, of the Northern Division Task Force Area South, were on mobile patrol when they responded to reports of a shooting at Rose Drive.
When they got to the scene they saw a beige Nissan Almera car in a ditch off the roadway. There was a woman in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, a man in the front passenger seat, and another man in a crouched position on the floor in the back of the car. All three victims, who had gunshot injuries on their bodies, were dead at the scene.
They were identified as Justin Paul, 24, his brother Curtis Dobson, 32, and Guyanese national Drupattie Shivnanan, 27, all of Temple Street, Chanka Trace, El Socorro.
Crime scene investigators retrieved Defence Force ammunition at the scene.