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Murder toll for 2016 totals up to 258 as of last night.

Murder toll for 2016 totals up to 258 as of last night.

police lineThe 2016 murder toll totaled 258 up to last night with the recent killing of a 22 year old man who was shot dead on Wednesday evening.

According to police reports around 7:30 pm Dillon Douglas and a friend were standing at Balthazar Street, Tunapuna when they a vehicle slowed down in front of them.

The front passenger leaned out with a gun and opened fire at the two men hitting Douglas five times.

Douglas was struck five times and died on the spot.

His friend who was later identified at Sheldon Baboolal was shot as well but paramedics were able to rush him in time to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he remained in stable condition yesterday.

Douglas’s body was eventually removed to the Port of Spain Mortuary and a post-mortem done yesterday concluded that he died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers suspect Douglas’s killing was drug related.

Region 2 Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations.


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    The mighty Trinifeak 2 years

    At least one murder every day is the rule in T&T.With 258 up to now T&T is within the annual target for 2016. Due to the fact that the police is unable and no politician has a clue of an idea how to solve the crime situation this will continue until Captain Griffith with his security company takes over the responsibility. The borders will be sealed immediately. The laws will be inforced on land and also on sea. All the containers arriving in T&T will be searched and screened. Boats will be stopped at sea and serched. Those boats which won’t stop will be shot at until they sink. Captain Griffith will enforce the law.When does he open his new security company?