Venezuelan dad dies innocently as gunmen open fire on target in Trinidad

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Venezuelan dad dies innocently as gunmen open fire on target in Trinidad
The body of Daniel Renaldo Bute
The body of Daniel Renaldo Bute

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A man with a criminal history and an innocent bystander were killed in a drive-by shooting Couva on Friday.

Police said the bullets were meant for Daniel Renaldo Bute who was known to them for narcotics offences.

But Roni Henson Bruzal, a Venezuelan national, was merely walking past Bute when he too was shot, police said.

Bruzal’s daughter was next to him when the bullets struck him, but she was not hurt.

The shooting occurred around 6.40 p.m. in front of Maddy’s Mini Mart at the corner of Junon Street and Southern Main Road.

Bute, a labourer, was standing on the pavement in front of the mini mart and Bruzal, a rigger, and his daughter were walking into the business place.

A silver Nissan Tiida pulled up in front of Bute and fired three shots, then sped off.

Bruzal stumbled into the mini mart and died on the floor.

Bute was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he was pronounced dead.

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