Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

A woman identified as Latoya Hughes, 31, was killed in Laventille on Friday afternoon.

According to a police report, at about 4.50 pm Hughes was entering her motor vehicle, a dark blue Kio Rio, which was parked at 44 Troumacque Road near Hitler Trace, when an unknown vehicle pulled up alongside her. Gunmen from inside the vehicle opened fire on her and then the driver sped off.

After being shot Hughes ran into a compound where she collapsed. Residents who heard the gunshots called the police.

On arrival at the scene, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force found Hughes in a yard with several gunshot wounds about the lower part of her body. Hughes was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A motive is yet to be determined for the killing.