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10-year-old among 4 murdered, 5 wounded in Arima bloodbath

Four people were killed and five others wounded following a mass shooting in Arima overnight.

The dead included a 10-year-old girl identified as Faith Peterkin.

The other victims are: Shane Peterkin 17-years-old; Tiffany Peterkin 19-years-old and Adris Crawford 17.

The wounded are Christian Stephen 18, James Mohammed 25, Shenika Peterkin 21, Arianna Peterkin, 14; and Jamiah Crawford 14.

Reports state that around 12.30am this morning, the above mentioned persons were all asleep at home at La Retreat Extension, Heights of Guanapo with other members of the family when several loud explosions were heard.

A man dressed in black with a hoodie covering his head was seen leaving the scene and escaped in some bushes. A check was made and those mentioned above were found to be suffering from apparent gunshot injuries about their bodies.

The injured were taken to the Arima Health Facility. There the four were pronounced dead on arrival and the others are currently being treated.