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Already mourning the death of
his close friend, Shakeel Bethel,
a 32-year-old San Fernando
mason was gunned down at a
wake on Wednesday night.
Police identified the victim as
They said Welch dove into the
sea along Old Trainline, San Fer-
nando, to escape the gunfire from
an attacker but after the ordeal,
his friends found him floating in
With his death, the murder toll
up to yesterday stood at 230,
approximately nine short of last
year s figure at this time.
Police reports said Welch had
gone to the wake of Bethel, who
was shot dead on Saturday night
outside the G Spot nightclub,
Cipero Street, San Fernando, to
pay respect to his fallen friend
Around 11.30 pm, Welch wan-
dered a short distance away and
was approached by a gunman who
fired one shot which struck him
in his upper body.
Eyewitnesses said Welch ran but
the gunman followed him to the
waterfront and fired more shots
before escaping through a track.
A melancholic mood filled his
Clarke Street, Springvale, home
yesterday, where relatives recalled
he complained about death
A dejected Carl Welch told the
T&T Guardian he never thought
someone would have executed
such a heinous act on his broth-
er.Carl, a fisherman, said he was
at sea when he got a phone call,
saying his brother was shot and
by the time he reached ashore,
Welch was already dead.
"He said he had a threat to his
life. I can t really say why but he
said someone was out for him. I
knew he was frightened because
he was not himself. He changed
a bit this week," Carl said.
Although he was described as
a peaceful person, relatives said
even if he had offended anyone
he did not deserve to be murdered.
Up to yesterday police had not
arrested a suspect and residents
said although they could not iden-
tify the shooter, the person had
to be someone who knew the area,
as he knew which tracks to pass
through to get in and out of the
Carl s wife, Jennifer Collymore,
who was at Bethel s wake, said
when the shots rang out mourners
had to scamper.
"I was down by the wake and
when I heard the shots, people
just started to scatter... fall on the
ground... lying down.
"Nobody didn t really watch
back to see who was there. They
were just looking to run," she said.
Relatives said Welch was a hard-
working father who took care of
his seven-year-old son Emmanuel.
A shooting in Laventille on Wednes-
day night has left one man dead and
two men warded in hospital.
The killing raised the murder toll
for the year to 230.
According to reports, around 11.15
pm, Akeem Gomez, 24, of Corbin
Trace, Laventille, and two friends
were walking along Sandy Trace,
Laventille, when the group encoun-
tered two men.
Police said without warning, the
men drew guns and began shooting.
Gomez was shot in his head and chest.
His friends---Jamal Aberdeen, 24,
and John Sylvester, 29, both of St
Barb s, Laventille---were both shot in
their legs. The gunmen then ran away.
Officers of the Inter-Agency Task
Force (IATF) responded and rushed
the injured men to the Port-of-Spain
Gomez was pronounced dead on
arrival at hospital while his friends
underwent emergency surgery.
Aberdeen and Sylvester remained
warded in stable condition up to late
Gomez s body was taken to the
Forensic Science Centre, St James,
where a post-mortem was performed
When a news team from the T&T
Guardian visited the centre yesterday,
Gomez s relatives said they did not
want to comment on his death.
Homicide detectives had not estab-
lished a motive for the shooting up
to late yesterday.
ASP Ajith Persad and detectives of
the Port-of-Spain CID are probing
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Tacarigua
man remains warded in hospital after
he was shot with an assault rifle dur-
ing a robbery attempt near his home
on Wednesday night.
Police said around 11.40 pm, Anil
Seerattan, of Maniram Road, Crown
Street, Tacarigua, was standing at the
corner of Jitman Drive and David
Street, Kandahar, Tacarigua, when a
car pulled alongside him.
The back seat passenger of the car
reportedly got out, pointed a rifle at
Seerattan and demanded that he hand
over his cash, jewelry and cellphone.
Seerattan attempted to run away
but the gunman opened fire, hitting
him once in the back.
The gunman returned to the vehicle
and it sped away.
Seerattan was taken to the Arima
Health Facility and was later transfered
to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences
Complex, Mt Hope. He was warded
in a critical but stable condition up
Investigators said ten spent 7.62
calibre shells were found near the
scene. The high-powered ammunition
is used in the Russian-made AK-47
Investigations are continuing.
Bail in the sum of
$125,000 was yester-
day granted to Pleas-
Damien Pierre, who is
on an attempted mur-
An application for
alternative cash bail was
rejected by the magis-
Gunmen kill one,
wound two in Laventille Mourner slain at wake
Killers continue bloody spree...
trate, who referred to
the medical report of
the victim in rejecting
"Gunshot wound to
the chest, I would not
say more," said Deputy
Chief Magistrate Mark
Pierre, 35, is accused
of shooting Andre
Blackwell, 35, of
Papourie Road, La
Romaine, on July 7 at
Coconut Drive, San Fer-
He first appeared in
court on Wednesday but
the prosecutor objected
to bail because of the
victim s condition.
The matter was
adjourned to yesterday.
Pierre s attorney,
Subhas Panday, said the
accused had no previ-
ous convictions or
The magistrate grant-
ed him bail and
adjourned the matter to
$125,000 bail for man on
charge of attempted murder
Carl Welch, brother of murder victim Clyde Welch (INSET), who was
shot along Old Trainline, San Fernando, on Wednesday night, while
attending a wake. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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