(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – Police believe the attempted assassination of a Rachael Sukhdeo, the widow of slain Chaguanas businessman Sheron Sukhdeo, led to the murders of a US citizen and woman in Princes Town yesterday.
The double murder yesterday brought the number of people killed between Saturday night to Sunday afternoon to seven.
Among the victims a 61-year-old Jenny Granado, an unidentified man and woman in Arouca, Jules Bruce who was found shot dead in St James, the unidentified body of a man found off Lady Chancellor Hill.
In all, 11 people were killed yesterday, including four bandits who were shot and killed by police after they terrorised an Aranguez family.
In South Trinidad, homicide investigators were still gathering information up to late yesterday as they probed the fatal shooting of Craig Hoi Pong and Neera Ramdath of Ragoonan Road, Chagauanas.
A third victim, Stephen Bovell was being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) for injuries.
According to police reports, the victims were among a group of people liming at Nia Valley Auditorium in Matilda Gardens, Princes Town.
Hoi Pong was the son of the Auditorium’s owner Carl Hoi Poing.
Police said around 3.30 pm, Hoi Pong, 40, went to close a barrier at the entrance of the estate when two gunmen wearing dressed as Muslims approached and opened fire.
He ran several feet into the bushes where he collapsed and died. The gunmen then went into the estate and opened fire on the group of people who were cooking.
Ramdath, 39, who police said resembled the Sukhdeo was hit several times. She died at the scene.
Sukhdeo however, was unharmed.
Southern Division police led by Snr Supt Wayne Mohammed responded along with an ambulance.
Bovell, 32, was taken to the Princes Town District Health Facility where he was treated and later transferred to the SFGH.
Sukhdeo was at the scene being interviewed by police.
This was not the first time she escaped an attempt on her life.
In fact, according to the police, this was the 5th attempt by gunmen to end her life.
Back in May 2019, she was shot at in Central Trinidad.