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Police officers at the murder scene yesterday.

A land dispute at Turure, Sangre Grande, left one man dead and another wounded and hospitalised.

The dead man who was shot on his chest and neck has been identified as Preston Brent Taylor, formerly of Laventille, but resided at 24 Pineapple Drive, Valencia.

Police records revealed that he is well known to them and was hiding out at Valencia and Turure. He is also an employee of URP.

The wounded man, who is a close friend to the deceased, who he went to visit was identified as Marlon Charles 55, who occupies illegal lands at Turure.

Police reported that around 11 am on Monday they responded to shooting at Squatters Land, Turure, which is opposite to the Guaico Government Primary School and Early Childhood Centre which is close by.

A team of police officers led by Supt Wayne Doodhai, ASPs Dave Revanales and Doodnath Jankee along with Sgts Keith Leon, Harper, Cpl Ramnarine and Cpl Shawn Jones of Homicide Bureau Region 11 responded.

On arrival, they observed a group of people gathered outside a house at Turure.

The police found a man of African descent lying in a pool of blood in the yard of one of the squatters’ house.

He bore gunshot wounds to his neck and chest and was lifeless.

Police also found another man with gunshot wounds to his neck.

He was rushed to Sangre Grande Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and is reported warded in stable condition.

The crime scene area was cordoned off to allow homicide officers to process the scene.

Neighbours said they heard loud explosions earlier.

Officers later arrested a suspect who was later detained at the Sangre Grande Police Station, where he was interrogated by police.

District Medical Officer Dr Prince viewed the body and ordered its removal to the Sangre Grande Mortuary.

Cpl Jones of the Arouca Homicide Bureau, Region Two is continuing investigation.