Police are investigating murders in Caura and Siparia.
The latest murder was that of PH driver, Sudesh Dhanraj, 30, of Standard Road, Fyzabad who was found with bullet wounds to his head in a forested area off Alta Gracia Trace.
Police said, at about 12.30 pm on Wednesday, a passerby saw Dhanraj’s body. Dhanraj, who worked the Fyzabad/Siparia route, left his Fyzabad home at about 3.30 pm on Tuesday.
He did not return home. He was reported missing at the Fyzabad Police Station by his mother.
Investigators believe he was robbed of his car while working and then shot dead. An autopsy is expected to be performed on Thursday at the Forensic Sciences Center, Federation Park.
Meanwhile, a 31-year-old Laventille man who was a patient at the Caura Chest hospital was shot dead while sitting on the lawn at the hospital on Wednesday.
Police said, at about 11 am Matthew Luke, alias “Bone Face,” of Plaisance Terrace, Laventille, was sitting on the lawn when two men got out of an X-trail and fired at him, hitting him several times. Several eyewitnesses to the shooting began running in all directions to escape the killers.
Employees and patients also looked on in amazement at Luke’s body on the lawn. Homicide officers were quickly on the scene and the area was cordoned off.
The body was viewed by a district medical officer and removed to the Forensic Science Center. Police believe Luke was being monitored by his killers.
The killings pushed the murder toll to 441 for the year.