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Homicide detectives are investigating the murders of three persons in separate incidents on Saturday.

Dead are Levi James, 34, Kevin Bonas, 32, and Clair Broadbridge, 80.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, James was shot dead while liming at a friend’s home at Waterhole Road, Cocorite.

According to reports, James, who also lived along Waterhole Road, was at his friend’s home when two gunmen entered.

James, who was said to have a handgun, opened fire on the men and a shoot-out occurred. James was hit several times about the body and died on the scene. One of the gunmen was also shot in the exchange of gunfire. His accomplice ran away.

Police were called in and the 32-year-old man was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital. His injuries were said to be non-life threatening and he is expected to be taken into custody by police when discharged.

Investigators are working on the theory that James’ killing was gang-related.

Around 8 am, Bonas was killed during a shooting in John John, Laventille.

According to reports, Bonas was walking along the road when a white Nissan Tiida motorcar pulled alongside and the occupants opened fire on him. The driver of the car then sped off. Bonas died at the scene. Police recovered 21 spent shells on the scene.

Investigations are continuing into both murders.

Around 6 pm on Saturday fire and police officers responding to a fire at Fondes Amandes Road, St Ann’s, found the burnt body of Claire Broadbridge. Police believe she was killed by intruders who then set the house on fire.

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