Witness to murder herself shot and killed in Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday October 9, 2013, CMC – Gunmen shot and killed a 30-year-old mother who had earlier witnessed the murder of a taxi driver in the volatile Laventille area, along the east-west corridor on Monday.

Police said that Makela Jordan, who had been a passenger in the vehicle driven by Imtiaz Abdul, was killed on Tuesday night at her home in Diego Martin, west of here.

The police said that the mother of one was a witness to the murder of the taxi driver and that she had been killed after the unknown gunmen came to her mother’s home in search of her.

Residents said they heard several shots and police said Jordan died on the scene.

Her death is the 15th murder in the past nine days, and the homicide toll for the year now stands at 303.

The police said they have no motive why the taxi driver was shot and killed. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)