Contractor shot dead in Morvant

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Contractor shot dead in Morvant

A 58-year-old businessman was shot dead at his home in Morvant on Monday night.

The victim is Ian Downes, a contractor and owner of Downe’s Construction and Investments Limited.

Downes, who was an amputee, was found dead in the gallery of his New Street, Second Caledonia, Morvant around 9.45p.m. after residents notified police of gunshotts.

Police found Downes with a gunshot wound to the right side of the face.

A spent 9mm casing was found nearby.

The motive for the killing was not immediately given.

Downes was a right hand amputee.