Kingstown, St.Vincent (November 17th 2016):- A St.Vincent and the Grenadines Businessman became that country’s 6th murder victim in less than a week, when he was gunned down outside his business place in what police believe was a robbery.
Edgar Reid, popularly known as “Papa Reid”, was shot twice in the head, one month before his 60th birthday.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, detective Clauston Francis told reporters at the scene that when police responded to the report of a shooting in the area, they met Reid lying on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his head.
Francis said that police were told that residents saw two assailants leaving the scene.
“They were dressed in a particular way that made it a little bit difficult to identify who they were.”
The senior detective said it appears that Reid, who lived alone in a house near to the shop, had locked up his business place for the night.
Residents of the area say that the men appeared to be removing something from Reid’s body after killing him.
The assailants are then said to have robbed two other men, slapping one of them before leaving the area .
The assailants reportedly walked leisurely along the concrete strip, where they met three men sitting on a bench near another shop.
They are said to have commanded one of the men not to run, but he ran away anyway and escaped unhurt.
Reid’s death comes less than 24 hours after unknown assailants gunned down Sean Dopwell of Paul’s Avenue outside the Victoria Park in Kingstown, after a football match Tuesday night.
Sunday night, Nicolas Layne, 35, of Edinboro was attacked and killed along the public road in Campden Park; Pamela Williams, 59, was attacked and killed in her Kingstown Park home; and Avis Israel, 75, and her son, Ronald Israel, 47, were also murdered at their Old Montrose home.