Shot in head and back; Santa Flora man murdered near home

Shot in head and back; Santa Flora man murdered near home

Southern Division homicide detectives are continuing investigations into the murder of a Santa Flora man near his home on Sunday.

Dead is 47-year-old Trevor Hospedales.

According to reports, Hospedales was sitting on the roadside near the SS Erin Road around midday with his stepson, a Venezuelan national, when a man, armed with a gun, walked up to them.

On seeing the gunman, Hospedales and his stepson ran in different directions, but the gunman chased Hospedales and fired a dozen shots at him.

Hospedales was shot in the head and back and died at the scene.

The gunman escaped in a waiting car.

Police have requested closed-circuit camera footage from homes in the area to assist in the investigation.

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