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Two murdered in South

The third in­ci­dent oc­curred around 4.50 pm.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a 68-year-old farmer re­port­ed­ly went to his gar­den at Bor­de Narve Branch Road, Princes Town, af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion that peo­ple were steal­ing his crops.

When he got there, to­geth­er with an­oth­er rel­a­tive, he saw sev­er­al bunch­es of his plan­tain cut and hid­den in the bush­es. A car then ap­proached and two men came out. The farmer called out to them and one of the men point­ed a gun at him.

The farmer said he got scared and fired one shot from his 12-gauge shot­gun. The men ran off.

The dri­ver, a 34-year-old man of Union Road, Mara­bel­la, was de­tained while the body of the sec­ond man was found on the road. Po­lice said a third man es­caped.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing

Two men were mur­dered and two oth­ers in­jured in sep­a­rate shoot­ing in­ci­dents in South Trinidad yes­ter­day.

An­oth­er man was al­so shot dead by a farmer in Princes Town af­ter he was caught steal­ing the man’s crops.

The mur­ders hap­pened about an hour apart in La Ro­maine and San Fer­nan­do.

One of the vic­tims has been iden­ti­fied as Ju­nior Tim­o­thy, of Or­chid Gar­dens, Pleas­antville.

Po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that around 6 pm yes­ter­day, Tim­o­thy was in a Hyundai Tuc­son that was be­ing fol­lowed by a white van along the South­ern Main Road, La Ro­maine. The oc­cu­pants of the van re­port­ed­ly fired sev­er­al shots at the Tuc­son, which then ran off the road and crashed in­to a wall near Bam­boo Junc­tion. An oc­cu­pant then came out of the van and fired sev­er­al more shots at the Tuc­son and re­turned to the van and es­caped.

While Homi­cide de­tec­tives were at that scene they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion about a fa­tal dri­ve-by shoot­ing at Lord Street, San Fer­nan­do. Res­i­dents there re­port­ed hear­ing about 15 gun­shots. When they checked they found three oc­cu­pants of a Ti­i­da shot sev­er­al times. One of them was al­ready dead. The oth­er two men were tak­en to hos­pi­tal were they were treat­ed for gun­shots wounds.

Res­i­dents com­plained that the am­bu­lance took more than 35 min­utes to ar­rive al­though the hos­pi­tal is less than three min­utes away. One of the in­jured men was tak­en to the hos­pi­tal by a fam­i­ly mem­ber.

The third in­ci­dent oc­curred around 4.50 pm.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a 68-year-old farmer re­port­ed­ly went to his gar­den at Bor­de Narve Branch Road, Princes Town, af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion that peo­ple were steal­ing his crops.

When he got there, to­geth­er with an­oth­er rel­a­tive, he saw sev­er­al bunch­es of his plan­tain cut and hid­den in the bush­es. A car then ap­proached and two men came out. The farmer called out to them and one of the men point­ed a gun at him.

The farmer said he got scared and fired one shot from his 12-gauge shot­gun. The men ran off.

The dri­ver, a 34-year-old man of Union Road, Mara­bel­la, was de­tained while the body of the sec­ond man was found on the road. Po­lice said a third man es­caped.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.