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Trinidad and Tobago Guardian – A teenager was among three men who were murdered in separate incidents in Arima on Thursday evening.
In the first incident, the body of a 46-year-old man from San Raphael was found dumped in a forested area off Lalaja Road, Blanchisseuse Road, Arima around 4.30 pm.
The victim, who was identified as Sean Francis, of Brazil Village, San Raphael, had wounds to his head and was pronounced dead on the scene by a District Medical Officer (DMO).
Almost two hours later, police were summoned to the scene of a shooting at Peytonville, Arima.
According to reports, 45-year-old Junior Rivers, of Darceuil Lane, Belmont, was liming at the home of a female friend when two masked gunmen entered the property and shot at them before running away.
Rivers was shot several times, while his friend was shot in her thigh. They were both taken to the Arima District Hospital where Rivers was pronounced dead on arrival.
Almost an hour later, 19-year-old Josiah Maloney was at his home at Demerara Road in Arima with his 16-year-old girlfriend and his sister when two masked gunmen forced their way inside and started shooting.
Maloney died on the scene, while his girlfriend, who was shot in her left leg, was taken to hospital for treatment. Maloney’s sister escaped unscathed.
Autopsies are expected to be performed on all three victims at the Forensic Science Centre once COVID-19 testing is completed next week.
Detectives of the Region Two Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations into all three murders