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Seven killed others wounded in separate shooting incidents

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The police are investigating circumstances that led to the death of seven people across Trinidad and Tobago in separate incidents within 24 hours.

Among the seven, five were murdered and two were killed by the police , four others were also shot and wounded..


Laventille murders


Three of the murders took place in the community of Laventille, while the other two killings occurred in Penal and Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande.

The murders following an announcement on the weekend by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, who said soldiers would immediately return to the streets to weed out criminals and also become a permanent fixture volatile areas.

Rowley's call came shortly after Thursday's murders of schoolboys De-neilson Smith, 17 and Mark Richards, 16, in Laventille, as they made their way home from school.

In one incident Mosley Phillip, 81, who is said to be the father of one of the men allegedly involved in the shooting of the two secondary school teens, was gunned down on Friday night in Laventille.

Police believe his killing was a reprisal for the murders of the schoolboys.