Three murders committed in 15 hours
The police are investigating three murders on the weekend that have brought the homicide count this year to 36.
"Police can confirm that for the past 15 hours, or so, we have received reports of three murders," Detective Station Sergeant Trevor Bailey told reporters on the weekend in Kingstown Park, where Keon Lawrence was found dead near a riverbank. Residents of Kingstown Park, which borders the capital, said they heard explosions in the area late Saturday. Bailey told reporters that Lawrence's body has an injury to the face. "What we can say, the body has an injury, but the extent of it, we are unable to say. We await the result of a postmortem examination," he said. In August, Lawrence survived a gun attack here, during which he received two gunshots to the chest and a broken arm.