TRINIDAD –– Two young men murdered
PORT OF SPAIN –– More than 17 bullets were fired as gunmen executed La Romain labourer Mark Kern Richardson in San Fernando Thursday morning.
Richardson, 27, was one of two murders police in South Trinidad were investigating as Navin Ramdan, 27, was beaten to death by his neighbour on Wednesday afternoon.
In the latest murder, Mon Repos police responded to reports of gunshots heard around Dottin Street at 6:45 a.m. and found Richardson’s bloodied body on the road.
Paramedics were called in but Richardson was already dead.
Senior Superintendent Irwin Hackshaw, Supt Yusuff Gaffar and Sgt Inshan Teeluck led investigators to the scene where they recovered 15 shells and two live rounds.
Police said Richardson lived in Claude Street, La Romain, however when the Guardian visited the community, no one knew who he was.
Residents who gathered at the scene said he recently began living in the area.
It was believed that he was walking along the road when a car pulled alongside him, and someone in the vehicle shot him dead.
Investigators said he had several “firearms related matters” in the San Fernando Magistrates Court and to had to report to the Mon Repos Police Station weekly as a condition of his bail.
Penal police aresearching for the neighbour of Ryan Ramdan who was bludgeoned to death near his Phallo Trace, Mohess Road home in Penal. A report stated that Ramdan was walking close to the neighbour’s house around 2 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect ran out behind him and struck him several times with a piece of iron piping. Ramdan was taken to the Siparia District Health Facility where he died while undergoing treatment. ASP Rohan Pardasie, Sergeant Ryan Ramsingh, Sgt Randy Ramjag, Cpl Burke and PC Akiel Boyce responded to the crime and a search was made for the suspect who was not found up to Thursday afternoon. Police said the suspect has a history of violent outbursts.