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QUEEN STREET SHOOTING

Carisa Lee

Relatives of one of the two men shot dead in Port of Spain on Wednesday say he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Outside the Forensic Science Centre on Thursday family members of Aaron ‘Max’ Broomes told Guardian Media that he was an innocent man.

“He wasn’t in no gang, make sure and report that,” one relative told said.

As they waited to view the body of their loved one the family of Broome said the 29-year-old man was the father of a 7-year-old girl and the step father of a 12-year-old boy.

“Them just take my life boy,” his girlfriend cried.

“I want to ask the shooters what did they gain, they just causing people pain”, one relative added.

Kayode “Toes” Donawa was the other victim in the shooting that occurred between Queen and Nelson Street Port of Spain on Wednesday just after 2 pm. Broomes’ relatives said it is scary living in the Capital city.

“Imagine you living on one street and can’t go on next,” one relative said.

“We cah live in the house,” the relative continued.

Broomes family members told Guardian Media he worked as a handyman and usually stood on the corner.

“One hundred police man would pass Max stand there,” they said.

“He use to pull bull but had to stop because of the gang war,” they continued.

Toes and Max’s murders brought this country’s murder count for 2020 to 17 in 16 days. Since their deaths four other people were murdered.