The murder toll in Trinidad and Tobago continues to escalate. Dead is a former Coast Guard officer. He has been identified as Jamal Joseph.

According to reports, Joseph was killed while sitting in his vehicle at Simeon Road in Diego Martin.

Police reports indicate that the victim had been discharge from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Service for allegedly being involved in nefarious activities.

Separately, an 18-year-old man was shot dead at around 9:30pm on Tuesday. His murder took the toll to 34 for the year thus far. Two others were injured in that attack which occurred at Quarry Road, Diego Martin.

The identity of the young man could not be immediately verified.

Police are investigating both murders.