This country has recorded its 432nd murder for the year so far, the latest 39-year-old Marlon John.
John was shot at Pashley Street Laventille last night but succumbed to his injuries this morning.
And Couva police are on the hunt for the armed assailants who shot and killed 24-year-old Nishad Radhay at his Couva home this morning.
Radhay, a popular doubles vendor was outside his Cameron Street home preparing for the day's sale when he was confronted by two gunmen.
He was shot in the head before the men made off with valuables and cash.
And his killing has led to members of the community calling for greater police presence.