WASA worker gunned down
By DARCEL CHOY Saturday, February 23 2013
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Crime notes: Police investigators take notes at the scene where WASA employee Eddy Spencer was gunned down in Malick yesterday. ...
The killing spree continued yesterday after two men were murdered in separate incidents. This meant 19 people have been killed in eight days.
The first murder occurred at about 8 am in Seventh Avenue, Malick when Eddy Spencer was gunned down while on his way to work.
Spencer, 27, an office assistant and driver at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) was walking along Seventh Avenue when a car pulled alongside him and the occupants opened fire. He was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
When Newsday visited the area yesterday, residents described Spencer as a respectable person who was very friendly to many in the community.
Residents said they heard several gunshots and when they looked out their windows they saw Spencer’s body on the ground.
“The youths really have to stop killing each other, this killing thing is too much now,” one resident said.
In a statement, WASA said it mourned the loss of Spencer who was employed with its Facilities Management Department and has worked at the Authority since January 2008.
WASA said Spencer was well liked by his co-workers who described him as an “affable, hard working and helpful individual.”
“We at WASA extend our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family,” the company said.
The second murder occurred at about 5.30 pm at Desperlie Crescent in Laventille, where a man was found dead. He had gun shot wounds, and spent shells were on the ground.
The area was cordoned off and crime scene investigators arrived to search for evidence. There were few onlookers who kept a safe distance away from the scene. No one wanted to be interviewed. The man remained unidentified up to press time.