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for 24TH AUGUST, 2015
Homicide detectives are investigating the mur-
ders of four men who were killed in separate
shootings between last Friday night and Sunday
In the first incident around 9 pm on Friday,
police received an anonymous report of a body
being found at Railway Road, Enterprise, Chagua-
nas. When they arrived on the scene they found
19-year-old Enterprise resident Levi Peters dead
with several gunshot wounds about his body.
Peters was pronounced dead on the scene by a
District Medical Officer (DMO).
Investigators believe the teenager was killed at
another location and dumped near his home as
only a small amount of blood and no spent shells
were found on the scene. A motive for his killing
is yet to be determined but police believe he may
be another casuality of an ongoing gang war in
Several hours later, police were called to a bar
in D Abadie where a patron was shot dead during
a drive-by shooting.
Police said around 3 am, Anthony Junior Wat-
son, of Reid Lane, D Abadie, was liming outside
the bar on the Eastern Main Road when a car
with two occupants pulled alongside him.
One of the occupants drew a gun and shot
Watson several times before the driver drove off.
Watson died on the scene. Other patrons at the
bar were able to give investigators a description
of the vehicle but no one was arrested up to late
The next murder took place almost 24 hours
later at Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain. Residents
of a Housing Development Corporation (HDC)
apartment building contacted police around 12.10
am on Sunday after they heard several gunshots
in the community.
When Port-of-Spain Task Force (PoSTF) detec-
tives arrived in the area they found Christian
Thomas, 21, lying unconscious outside his apart-
ment. Thomas, who had a gunshot wound to his
head, was taken to the Port-of-Spain General
Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
The last victim, Don Edwards, was killed around
7 pm on Sunday when gunmen raided his Couva
home in an apparent robbery.
The murder toll for the year stood at 264 up
to late yesterday. Investigations are continuing.
Two-year-old Kayla Edwards miracu-
lously escaped injuries when gunmen shot
and injured her mother Keisha, who was
holding her, and ended the life of her father,
Don, on Sunday night.
The gunmen, who came calling at the
Edwards Rivulet Road, Couva, home, also
shot Edwards niece, Conchita Rowe, in the
knee and badly beat her nephew Emmanuel
The injured were treated at hospital and
Ornin Rowe, Edwards nephew, gave an
account yesterday of the terror to which
the gunmen subjected his family.
He said his uncle, a scrap iron dealer, was
shot at the back of his head and neck by
gunmen who called him out of his home
on Sunday night.
Rowe said around 7.30 pm his uncle went
outside to make enquiries when the men
called. He said Edwards called out to his
wife to get him a torchlight.
Rowe said Keisha turned and was heading
back into the house when she heard two
loud gunshots. When Keisha looked outside
she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood.
"She (Keisha) ran inside and my nephew
Emmanuel tried to close the door."
Emmanuel was not quick enough as three
men followed inside.
"One of the gunmen fired four times. My
sister (Conchita) got shot in her knee. Anoth-
er gunman hold on to Emmanuel and was
beating him," Rowe said.
"Conchita started to bawl and tell them
to leave him alone. They hit her two gun
butts. Keisha was holding her baby, Kyla,
two, and the man pointed a firearm at her
and shot her."
Ornin said the bullet grazed Keisha on
the head and she fell to the ground. He said
the gunmen thought she was seriously
injured and moved on to rob the family of
some $1,700 in cash as well as video equip-
ment which was connected to surveillance
cameras around the house.
Asked if his uncle had any enemies or
was threatened, Ornin, who worked with
him in the scrap iron business, said he knew
of no threats.
"But it (scrap iron) is a very risky business
and sometimes business transactions could
Officers from the Couva CID, Task Force
and other units visited the scene and are
In a separate incident Central Division
Police are also investigating the death of
Levi Peters, 19, of Railway Road, central
Peters was shot several times about the
body on Friday night and died on the scene.
Region Three Homicide believes his death
was due to a deal that went sour.
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