Watermelon Vendor Shot Dead


TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (Express) – Watermelon vendor Brandon Samaroo was shot and killed at his vending stall in Gasparillo at around noon on Tuesday.

Samaroo, of Tarouba Road, San Fernando was in a shed outside the Country Tavern Bar when a gunman ran up to him.Samaroo was shot in the head and died at the scene.
The killer left in a waiting vehicle.

The killing happened near Norman Junction and less than two minutes away from the Gasparillo Police Station which is being criticised for its slow response to a jewelry store robbery at the Gaparillo Mall on Monday.

At least three criminals spent more than four minutes smashing the show cases and escaped with bags of gold.