Car used in fatal drive-by shooting found abandoned

first_img…ammo, spent shells unearthed in vehicleAs investigations continue into a drive-by shooting which has left known criminal Leon Duncan dead and three others injured including his brother, the car that was allegedly used in the commissioning of the crime was found abandoned at Cauliflower Circle, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Dead: Leon DuncanThe silver-grey Toyota Carina 212 motorcar, according to Police, was impounded and detectives confirmed that 31 live 7.62 × 39 ammunition in a magazine, one live 9mm ammunition and one 9mm spent shell were unearthed. The drive-by shooting took place at Williamstaad Road, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, on Sunday evening.Duncan also called “Whistle” of Lot 2692 Manatee Place, South Ruimveldt, was shot multiple times.According to Police, his brother, Shaquile Duncan, was shot to his right arm and left thigh while Orande Gordon, 28, of Lot 1195 Nutmeg Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was shot to his left arm and right knee and Lawrence Simon also called “Plait Hair”, 34, of Lot 2104 Nutmeg Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was shot to his left knee and suffered a bruise to his upper right arm.Preliminary investigations revealed that the men were reportedly gambling at Williamstaad Road, Festival City, on a culvert when the occupants of a motorcar opened fire at them.At the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday evening, Trade Unionist Carvil Duncan, who is the grandfather of the now dead man, told the media that he was not sure what might have triggered the drive-by shooting but described his grandsons as “good”.Abandoned car used by the gunmenHe noted that the shooting incident occurred a short distance from his house and upon receiving the news, he rushed to the scene. By that time, the injured men had already been taken to the Hospital. At the scene, Police retrieved several spent shells.Meanwhile, Leon and Shaquile Duncan are no strangers to the police and the court system. Leon Duncan was charged for the murder of Imtiaz Roopnarine, who was gunned down at Cool Square Hotel in 2016. A 12-member jury, however, unanimously found him not guilty of the charge. Additionally, he was also charged for unlawfully assaulting Police Constable Oswyn Shepherd and Police Officer Deon Bascom while they were performing their duties in 2015.In addition, he along with another was charged for robbing Shaneeza Hussain and Nickel Pinkerton in 2018.In March 2018, he was slapped with two counts of attempted murder after he was accused of discharging a loaded firearm at Kenrick Maynard and Jeremy Adams, two security officers stationed at 704 parking lot on February 23, 2018.He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. Soon after, he was back in court, this time for armed robberies and possession of firearm and ammunition.His brother, Shaquile Duncan, was also implicated and subsequently charged for an armed robbery committed on Morris Enmore on Mandela Avenue in February 2019. In addition, he is before Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus for a similar charge.The police have not released any information on the two other injured men.last_img

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