(Trinidad Express) Watermelon vendor Brandon Samaroo was shot and killed at his vending stall in Gasparillo at around noon yesterday.
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.