Murder toll climbs to 38

The victims — Caribbean Airlines pilot Reza Baksh and Obi Cummings died almost simultaneously after they were shot yesterday, while the third victim, 21-year-old Eddie Jupiter was shot and killed at a bar in Barataria.

Cummings of Waterhole, Cocorite, was shot about six times while liming behind Building Five in Waterhole close to 4 pm yesterday.

He was rushed to the Cocorite Community Hospital where he died an hour later while receiving emergency treatment.

Investigators were yet to ascertain a motive for the killing, but believe he was shot by someone he knew.

In an unrelated incident on Sunday, 21-year-old Eddie Jupiter, of Kitchener Avenue, was liming at Silbert’s Bar at about 10.40 pm, at the corner of Third Avenue and 11th Street when a gunman walked up to him and shot him in his head.

Jupiter collapsed and died outside the bar which is just two blocks from his home. Police were up to late yesterday trying to establish a motive for the killing as Jupiter was not known to them. Officers from the Homicide Bureau’s Arouca office are investigating.


"Murder toll climbs to 38"

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