A 10-year-old boy was among four (4) persons shot outside a house of mourning at Partap Street in Tacarigua following the funeral service for a man murdered in the area two weeks ago.
• The incident happened shortly after 5pm on Tuesday 13th December, 2022.
• The victims who were shot are: 10-year-old Negus Batson who was shot in right forearm.
• 31-year-old Whitney Le Platte (mother of Negus Batson), who was shot in the right buttock.
• 35-year-old Marvin O’Neil who was shot in the lower left leg and 23-year-old Naomi Nicolle who was shot in the upper leg.
• The victims were standing outside the home of the relatives of Nicholas Batson aka Chucky, after his funeral service, when four masked armed men emerged from a wagon and opened fire, hitting the victims, before fleeing the scene.
• The victims were taken to the Mt. Hope hospital for medical treatment. 14 spent 9mm and three (3) spent 7.62 shell casings were recovered at the scene.
• Police believe the incident may have been linked to the double murder of Batson and Joshua Caesar who were shot at a house nearby Johnny street, two weeks ago.
On Saturday 03rd December, 2022: 20-year-old Nicholas Batson and 19-year-old Joshua Caesar were shot at a house along johnny street in Tacarigua.
• Batson died at the scene of the shooting, while Caesar died at the hospital a few days later.