As the murder rate continues to climb in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago, another Guyanese national has been added to the list of homicides in the twin-island republic.
23-year-old, Guyanese national, Raphael Collins was gunned down last evening in the crime riddled community of Laventille.
The man was at the house of a female friend having his hair braided when a gunman barged into the yard and shot him multiple times. Reports indicate that when the gunman initially left the scene, the young man was still alive and the gunman returned and shot him to the head at a close range.
The young woman was not harmed.
The murder case is being treated as an execution, since there was no robbery and there are no known motives that triggered the attack.
Collins lived in the Golden Grove area on the East Coast of Demerara and according to a relative, he only migrated from Guyana in January 2016 and was preparing to return home for the easter vacation.
One relative indicated to News Source that Collins should have been coming home this weekend.
Two other Guyanese national were murdered earlier this year in separate incidents in the same Trinidad and Tobago. The caribbean island has recorded over 100 murders for the year already.