Cuban butcher killed on the way to work

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Police are investigating the murder of 34-year-old Otredis Duarte Gonzales, a Cuban national, who was shot dead on Cummings Street between Middle and Quamina streets, Georgetown at about 06:44hrs Thursday.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Gonzales was walking to the Rosignol Butchery which is located on Church Street, where he was employed as a butcher, when two men on a red and white XR motorcycle confronted him and shot him three times.

Police could not say what the motive is for the shooting and detectives are unclear whether it is a robbery.

Gonzales, who resided at East Street, received injuries to his right wrist, upper chest and under his chin. He was shot by the pillion rider.

The victim was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival; the body is the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.

No one has been arrested and investigations are ongoing.

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