Police probe grisly murders in Blanchisseuse and La Horquetta

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00

Police are investigating murders reported in Blanchisseuse and La Horquetta on Wednesday afternoon.

In the latter report at about 3pm, Joel Gibson was killed after being shot on Paradise Street, La Horquetta.

Police said Gibson was walking along the roadway in the company of a woman he knew, when they were approached by a gunman.

The man shot Gibson at point-blank range, before fleeing on foot.

The woman, police said, was not harmed in the incident.

Gibson, of Heliconia Crescent, died at the scene of the shooting.

In the other incident, the body of 62-year-old Neil Jennings was found at his estate located at Brasso Seco, Paria Main Road.

He was reportedly chopped to death and his dogs were decapitated.