Man shot dead, another injured in alcohol-fuelled argument

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 00:00

One man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting incident in San Fernando yesterday.

The dead man was identified as Guyanese national Kemraj Persad, 30, a construction worker, of Hummingbird Avenue, Duncan Village.

Eyewitnesses said Persad, another man identified as Sean Boodoo, and the shooter were having drinks and liming at an apartment when an argument broke out and the suspect shot the two men.

Boodoo, who also lived at the same apartment, was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition in San Fernando General Hospital last night.

A villager said he heard three explosions and thought it was fire crackers. He said he saw a man running up the road with blood on his chest.

Police said the shooter escaped in a car.

Residents said the men have been renting the apartment for over a year. Another tenant, Kumar Shivprashad, pleaded for financial help to send Persad’s body back to Guyana as he came from a poor family.

ASP Rawle Ramdeo, Insp Don Gajadhar, PC Doray and other officers of the San Fernando CID Task Force and Homicide Bureau visited the scene.

So far 149 people have been killed for this year.

Source: www.guardian.co.tt (Sascha Wilson)

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