Man shot dead while sleeping

A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times while asleep at his home in Sangre Grande.

The gunman appeared to have covered him up with a blanket before escaping.

The victim has been identified as Videsh Albert.

According to a police report, Albert was asleep at his home at Bois Bande Farm Road, North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande when the incident occurred. 

However, his body was only discovered by a close male relative at about 8 am on Wednesday.

Police said residents in the area said that sometime between 11 pm on Tuesday and 2 am on Wednesday they heard a spate of gunshots but when they checked they did not see anyone or any other strange activity.

Officers from the Eastern Division and the Homicide Bureau, led by Snr Sup Belfon, Sup Deosaran, and Inspector Juri, among others, visited the scene where they found Albert's body lying on its right side on the bed.

Police said he was shot more than eight times.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing that has brought the murder toll to 283.

 - by Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

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