By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are investigating a murder in Pinewood yesterday that left a 24-year-old man dead.
Antonio Burrows was shot shortly after 8am, his death bringing the country’s murder toll for the year to 102.
He was shot next to a white truck located steps away from his front porch on Willow Tree Avenue, according to reports, and rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Three men appearing in the area in a grey Honda with the licence plate 24746 are believed to have been responsible for his death.
Chief police Superintendent Ken Strachan told reporters at the scene of the crime yesterday that the murder may have come as part of a robbery attempt.
The assailants, he noted, are believed to have snatched a gold chain from the upper body of the victim. Before escaping, however, one of the men fired two shots at the victim, striking him in his upper chest. Responding officers found the victim lying on his stomach at the rear of the white truck.
Pinewood MP Khaalis Rolle was at the scene and told reporters violent crime in the country will not be curbed until the the root of the problem is targeted and addressed.