By KHRISNA VIRGIL
Tribune Staff Reporter
INVESTIGATORS say they need the public’s help in solving two separate shootings that resulted in the deaths of two men over the weekend.
The deaths have pushed the country’s murder count to 37 for the year.
Yesterday, police said they did not have any suspects in custody and neither were there any updates regarding either investigation.
In the first incident police said a man was sitting on a bench near a woman friend’s home when a gunman approached him. Authorities said the incident happened shortly after midnight on Sunday at Gibbs Corner.
The suspect shot the victim several times in his stomach and chest. While the gunman fled on foot, the victim ran to the front of his friend’s home where he collapsed.
A short time later, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they were still investigating the motive behind the shooting.
Another man died on Friday after he was shot while walking on Cordeaux Avenue.
According to police, shortly before 9pm, two armed men approached the man and shot him in the head. The suspects fled on foot.
The victim died on the scene.
Anyone with information that might assist the police with their investigations into these murders is asked to contact them at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.