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Man killed in highway drive-by

The trinidad Guardian / Two men were killed in separate incidents in Port-of-Spain and St Augustine over the weekend.

In the first incident, 34-year-old Ryan Mason was shot dead while driving his vehicle near the lighthouse at lower South Quay in Port-of-Spain.

A police report said around 1.30 am, Mason was driving his BMW along the highway when another vehicle pulled alongside him and one of the occupants opened fire on him. Mason’s vehicle then crashed into the lighthouse. Motorists who were passing by immediately notified the police. The body was viewed by the district medical officer and ordered removed to the Forensic Science Centre for an autopsy today.

Police said Mason was known to them but they could not confirm reports he was the owner of a Carenage business.

In the other incident, 53-year-old Kamal Ali was chopped to death and his house destroyed by fire at Upper Ragbir Street in St Augustine. Police said Ali’s neck was nearly severed from the body. Ali was said to be a recovering drug addict.

A report said around 11 am, Ali’s children went to look for him and discovered his body in the bushes a distance from the house.

They notified the police who visited the scene. Insp Gyan of the St Joseph Police Station and a party of officers from the Homicide Bureau visited the scene.

Investigators said they had no motive for Ali’s death. Homicide officers are continuing investigations.

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