2 men shot dead in Tobago

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Police on patrol along the Claude Noel Highway, Shirvan. – File photo by David Reid – DAVID REID

LESS than a day after Tobago recorded its 11th murder, two more people were shot dead while liming outside a bar.

The island’s murder toll has now reached a record high of 13.

Dead are 61-year-old Frith Alleyne and 33-year-old Akeim Fritz.

A police source told Newsday that police were called to a double murder just after 1 am at Milford Road in Crown Point in the vicinity of the Sherwin Williams paint compound.

The source said police were told that a car passed and gunmen started shooting at a group of men around 12.55 am.

Alleyne and Fritz were killed, and a third man was wounded. He was taken to the Scarborough General hospital for treatment.