Three men were killed and several people injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on a wake in Carapichaima early Friday. The victims were identified as Keston “Big Shane” Lawrence, 30, of Lamont Street in Longdenville, and Dwayne Charles, 34, of Enterprise both died at the scene while Francis Munroe, 40, of Arena Road in Freeport, died at the hospital. The TTPS investigators suspect the intended target was Keston “Big Shane” Lawrence, 30, of Lamont Street in Longdenville. who was a “known offender” of crimes involving guns and illegal drugs.
The injured persons were identified as Twayne Hall, 33, of Carapichaima; Dave Boodoo, 40, of Freeport; and Kadisha Richards, 29, of Carapichaima. The victims and injured were among a group of people attending the wake for Atiba Barrios, 42, at Orange Field Road in Carapichaima. Barrios recently died of natural causes.
Freeport police were called, and PCs Bhajan and Tull found Lawrence’s body in the yard and Charles’ body nearby on a gravel road. The injured were taken to the Chaguanas District Health Facility and later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.
Neighbors said that at around 12.30 am on Friday, gunshots rang out, and the attendees ran for cover. The police recovered 24 spent shells of 5.56 ammunition. Investigations are continuing.