2 killed in drive-by shooting in Petit Valley …”2 SHOT DEAD IN COCORITE”

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Four men were killed in West Trinidad between Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.

Two men were shot dead and three others wounded in a drive-by shooting in Petit Valley on Thursday afternoon.

Hours later, two men were killed in Cocorite.

In the first incident at around 4.10 pm, Allan Lopez aka “Spanish” and Jordan Lewis were shot and killed while playing cards near the village recreation spot known as the “Cocoa Jar”, on Morne Coco Road, Petit Valley.

According to reports, a vehicle approached a group of men.

The vehicle’s occupants lowered their windows and began shooting at the group of men, who attempted to scamper away to safety. The driver of the vehicle then sped off.

The five victims were taken to the St James Medical Complex, where two died while receiving treatment. The others were stabilized and transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, where were warded in a stable condition.

Police have classified their murders as gang related, as both men were said to be affiliated to a gang operating in the community. No suspects were arrested up to late yesterday.

In the other incident, Charlton Williams aka “Dawud Williams”, and another unidentified man was shot and killed in Cocorite.

Earlier on Thursday, police were investigating a report at Mamoral No. 2 where a man was murdered during a domestic dispute.

The dead man was identified as Deron Gaitan, the son of a retired prisond officer.

According to reports,Gaitan was shot once in the chest while at Tisha’s Parlour on Mamoral Road. The parlour is next to the Mamoral RC School and Deron lived opposite the school.

Residents reported hearing a gunshot around 5.15 pm. Initial reports state Deron had an argument with a relative, who opened fire on him before fleeing.

Deron, who was said to be in his early 20’s, was seen lying on the ground in the garage adjacent to the parlour with blood coming from his chest.

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Allan Lopez aka “Spanish” and Jordan Lewis
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Charlton Williams aka Dawud Williams

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