Murders in Sangre Grande, Chaguanas

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Police cars on a crime scene. – File photo by Jeff K Mayers

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the murder of Phillip Clarke, alias “Piper.”

He was one of two men shot overnight. In the other incident, a man only identified as Dirk was found lying face down in a pool of blood at Walker Street, Sangre Grande.

Clarke, 38, who was unemployed, was shot at his Trainline Road, Longdenville, home around 4 pm on June 28.

His sister, Thelma Guevarra, 45, of Thompson Street, Palmiste, told the police she was inside Clarke’s home, when she began hearing gunshots from outside the building.

She saw Clarke lying in a pool of blood opposite the house, in the road, with gunshot wounds.

Clarke was put in a vehicle and taken to the Chaguanas District Health Facility accident and emergency department, where he was attended to by Dr Mc Coon. He was pronounced dead around 4.08 pm.

PC’s Baccus and Raymond of the Chaguanas CID responded to a report from the Central Operations Unit, Chaguanas, of a man with gunshot wounds being brought to the health facility. The cops visited it, where they met and interviewed Guevarra.

Investigations are continuing into both murders.