A man was shot dead minutes after dropping off his daughter in school.
According to police reports, around 8.30 am they received a report of shooting at Balthazar Street, Tunapuna. When they arrived they found Kevin Perreira, 30, slouched over to the front passenger side of his gold Nissan Almera.
After he was shot, Perreira crashed into a wall at the corner of Green Street. He was on his way to the barbershop as he was planning to celebrate his daughter’s birthday later in the day.
His killing was the third in the Tunapuna area in the last three weeks and police are wondering if gang warfare is rearing its ugly head.
Relatives dismissed that Perreira was gang affiliated and his death associated with such affiliation. He had a parlour and raised pigs and occasionally worked PH taxi to support himself, wife and three children.
They said other men from the area were jealous of Perreira and wanted dead.
While at the scene some residents were overheard discussing how news of Perreria’s death came after learning of another friend being killed.
The residents were referring to Marvin Davis who died at 9.57 pm on Wednesday at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex after being shot while at a bar in Curepe last week Friday.
Police said then a masked man approached the victim and shot him before fleeing. He was taken to hospital. His shooting came days after his brother was shot.
The deaths of the men took the murder toll to 424 for the year.