A man and a woman were killed in a shooting on Thursday morning in Couva. The deceased have been identified as 25-year-old  Vishal Chitbahal and his sister 23 -year-old Vishanie Chitbahal.

According to police reports, around 5 am they received information of loud explosions at Windsor Park, Couva. Upon responding, they found Shivanie dead at her home. Her brother, police said, had been rushed to the Couva Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators were told that around 5am, three men dressed in dark clothing knocked on the front door of the home. The door was opened by a female relative of the two siblings. The men pushed the woman on the ground and called out. Shivanie responded first, police said, and was shot several times. Her brother, on hearing the gunshots, responded, and he too was shot. The gunmen then fled the scene, leaving the older woman unharmed. The woman raised an alarm and the police and paramedics were notified.

Anyone with information that could lead to the swift capture of the assailants, is asked to contact crime stoppers at 800-TIPS.