There was fanfare. An army post was placed in Enterprise, Chaguanas, in December following a spate of killings in 2016. The purpose of the post was to keep the criminals in check and reduce as far as possible, the murders in the district.
But on Friday night, under the noses of the soldiers and police, a young man was shot dead in Enterprise.
According to reports, around 9:30 pm, officers of the Chaguanas Police Station received a report that a man was shot at Bagaloo Street, Enterprise.
When they arrived, they found a young man lying on the ground bleeding from multiple injuries.
He was rushed to the Chaguanas District Hospital, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
He was identified as Michael Lewis of Dass Trace, Enterprise.
Police have no motive for the killing as Lewis was not known to them at all.
They said that it is believed that he may have been killed for being at the wrong place at the wrong time due to the ongoing war in the area.
The murder toll has reached 51.
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