St James burger man shot dead

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 21:30

A man was shot dead on the Western Main Road in St James tonight, a brazen gunman walked up to the owner of the Grill King burger cart and pumped several bullets into him at point-blank range.

The victim only identified as Neil from Bournes Road, St James according to a social media video posted moments later on several WhatsApp chat groups slumped to the drain just metres away from his cart as stunned workers looked on- while the gunman fled on foot.

Investigators told Guardian Media the killing which pushed the country's murder country to 476 happened just before 8 p.m.

The gunman who they say was dressed in Muslim wear was later held by police officers from the St James Police Station who responded within minutes of the shooting.

Just this afternoon a mother and her son were shot and killed in Santa Cruz.

 - Mark Bassant