By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 36-year-old man became the country’s latest murder victim when he was shot multiple times while visiting his girlfriend on Monday night.
The shooting death occurred shortly after 10pm off Wulff Road and is the country’s 64th homicide for the year, according to The Tribune’s records. He is the sixth person killed since last Monday.
Police said the victim was sitting on a wall with several men in front of a home on Peach Street, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him several times before fleeing the area on foot.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified by police as Vance Franky Fenelus of Peach Street.
Police are also investigating a shooting incident that left a man fighting for his life in hospital.
According to reports, shortly after midnight on Monday, two men who knew each other were involved in an argument at a home located at Butlers Way off Carmichael Road, when one of the men shot the other in the chest with a handgun.
The man with the handgun then fled the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital, where he remains in serious condition.
Police are investigating and are seeking the whereabouts of the gunman responsible.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.