Double murder in Arouca

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Double murder in Arouca

Police are investigating a homicide in Arouca, which has claimed the life of two teenagers.

Reports state that three people were shot in Bon Air Gardens, Arouca in the vicinity of ‘Miss Patsy’s Shop.’

Police said officers of the Arouca CID were on patrol in Bon Air around 10 pm when they heard gunshots near the corner of Skylark Crescent and Emerald Circular.

The officers went to the scene where they found the body of 15-year-old Anim Persad.

The officers also found Olun James, 18, nearby faintly calling for help.

Police took James to the Arima Hospital where he was declared dead at around 10.30 pm.

A third person was also shot and is said to be warded at hospital.

Crime scene investigators visited the scene and found 32 spent 5.56 shells and 25 spent 7.62 shell casings.

Police from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region II are investigating.