Gunmen carry out ‘hit’ on Couva man
Tuesday, August 21 2012
MINUTES after he dropped off by his uncle, 20-year-old Adrian Shane Adams was shot and killed in Couva on Sunday night.
The shooting occurred while a thanksgiving service was being held at his home at Lewis Street, Mc Bean Village, Couva.
Adams was also expected to begin work as a labourer today.
His uncle, Augustin “Smiley” Adams said yesterday, he dropped his nephew close to his home.
“He did not go to his house when I dropped him off. Instead he walked by the basketball court. I did not know there was the service at the house because I would have dropped him off there,” he said.
The young man did not attend the thanksgiving service which was held to foster peace among family members.
A close relative said the killing was a “hit” as it was not the first time gunmen were out to kill Adams.
“Two weeks ago gunmen came to kill him, but when they heard who he was, they did not do it. The men who killed Adrian parked the vehicle out on the road and walked to where he was. They asked a man who Adrian was and shot him four times about the body,” she said.
Police investigators said the incident occurred at about 9.30 pm on Sunday and they are yet to arrest anyone for the killing .
In an unrelated incident, the father of murder victim Andel Seales, said his son met his death while trying to make peace with another man.
Seales, 26, a welder of Independence Avenue, San Fernando, was stabbed at Sutton Street, located a short distance from his home following an altercation. He died at the San Fernando General Hospital. Seales’ father, Andrew Sloan Seales called for justice.
“As far as I understand, this man had done other wicked things abroad. He (the suspect) was deported. This killing is about a woman who likes my son. Andel wanted to make peace and the fella did not want that,” said the father of four.