Bandit among five killed overnight

A bandit is among five people killed overnight in separate shooting incidents across the country.

CNC3 news has confirmed that the latest incident occurred shortly before midnight.

According to reports, 18-year-old Mariah Neptune was accosted by a gunman at her Macoya Settlement home.

Before fleeing the scene the assailant shot Neptune in her chest. 

The woman was taken to hospital but succumbed to her injuries

. Police are yet to confirm a motive for her murder.

Meanwhile, a bandit is dead after engaging in a shootout with police who responded to an armed robbery in Arima.

Police information suggests, around 11 pm police were alerted to reports that armed men had robbed a taxi driver in the Congo area. 

The assailants were tracked and a shootout subsequently ensued. One of the bandits was killed while the others managed to escape. Investigations are ongoing.

At around 10 pm a man was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Port of Spain. 

According to police reports, a man identified as Curtis McKenzie was standing along the bottom of Piccadilly street when the occupant of a vehicle began shooting in his direction.

 The man was hit several times about the body. 

The victim was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, around 9:30 pm a gunman entered a bar in Rousillac and opened fire on a man before fleeing. Details are sketchy however according to eye witness reports the assailant shot Ralph Rajkumar who was at the time behind the bar's counter three times.

 In a video circulating on social media, a woman is heard screaming while others attempt to resuscitate the man. 

The attacker escaped on a bicycle.

And shortly after 9:15 pm a man identified as Kerron isles was shot and killed along dass trace extension enterprise, Chaguanas. 

CNC3 news understands that the 29-year-old was approached by a gunman, on seeing the assailant isles attempted to run but was shot in the back. 

He was taken to the Chaguanas health facility and later transferred to the MT Hope hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

A suspect has been detained in connection to the murder.

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