A police photographer takes pictures at the scene of an early morning shooting in Sam Boucaud, Santa Cruz, yesterday

Police are investigating three murders that occurred in separate incidents in North Trinidad and South overnight on Monday night into yesterday.

In south, investigators are working to determine a motive for the killing of Denesh Ramcharan, who was shot dead outside a Gasparillo bar on Monday night. Another man, Sheldon Nanan, 40, of Bonne Aventure Road, Gasparillo, was shot in the same attack and treated and remained warded at the San Fernando General Hospital up to yesterday.

Southern Division police said officers were patrolling along the Bonne Aventure Road around 8.10 pm when they received information about a shooting. The officers went to the car park of Mike’s Bar where witnesses told them that Ramcharan, 25, of Bonne Aventure Road and Nanan were standing metres away when a man approached them and fired several shots then ran off. The officers searched the car park and found Ramcharan lying on the ground next to a car.

Paramedics responded and took him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Nanan underwent emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his left thigh.

Police had not arrested anyone for the murder up to yesterday.

In the other incident in the north, at about 7 am yesterday, Kareeba Lara, 29, of Donald Avenue, Santa Cruz, was shot dead while at Moraldo Trace. His body was found just off the roadway. Police said they had no motive for his killing.

Hours before, at about 10.45 pm, Kayode Jack, 22, of O’Keffe Street, Tunapuna, was gunned down while standing with a group of people outside a mini-mart at Lovell Street, Monte Grande, Tunapuna.

Police said gunmen opened fire on the liming group. Jack was found a short distance away bleeding from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex but was pronounced dead at 11.05 pm.

Police said 14 spent shells and two fragmented shells were found at the scene.

Police have no motive for that killing either.