“Another murder in Laventille”

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A 23-year-old Laventille man was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon after it was alleged he refused to join the Rasta City Gang.

According to reports, Joel Phillip, aka “Sugars” from Block 22, Laventille, was visiting his uncle at Boxhill Trace, Laventille.

As he was about to leave, he was confronted by two gunmen who had an altercation with him. The men shot Phillip several times.

Residents heard the explosions and called the police. Police officers are expected to review footage from CCTV cameras in the area to get a description of the shooters.

Phillip was pressured to join the gang before but refused.

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