El Socorro man shot dead, friend injured


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A 21-year-old El Socorro man was shot and killed on Friday night after two gunmen opened fire on a group of people in the district.

Police said around 11.30 pm, Giovanni Stewart, and Christian Mullings, both of Lootoo Street, El Socorro were hit in the gunfire.

Mullings managed to run a short distance and was assisted by a neighbour while Stewart was found on the road bleeding from multiple injuries.

Stewart was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Centre where he was declared dead on arrival. Mullings was treated for a gunshot wound to the chest and is listed in a stable condition.

Police said Stewart was shot in the right side of the chest and left side of his face.

No motive was given for the killing.

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