Man executed on Durban Street was shot 12 times, suspects used car with fake license plate

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Police are on the hunt for an old model grey Allion motorcar with a fake license number (PVV 5906) that was involved in a drive by shooting that left 33-year-old Roy Anthony Charles called “Skiddle” dead.

According to the Police, Charles, a labourer, was shot 12 times – three times to his neck, twice to his jaw, twice to the forehead, once to his left hand, twice to his lower back and twice to his shoulder.

The shooting occurred on Durban Street, Georgetown at about 11:30hrs on Monday.

Charles was cleaning drains in the area along with Dexter Lawrence, a 43-year-old labourer. The men were heading in a western direction to buy alcohol when the motorcar approached from behind and started shooting at them.

Police said Lawrence started running and managed to escape. He told investigators that when he looked back, he saw the car stopped and a man wearing a dark-coloured hoodie exited and riddled Charles with bullets.

The suspect then escaped north on Smyth Street in the car.

The motive behind the shooting is unclear but the Police has launched an investigation. The man’s relatives who showed up the scene were inconsolable.

Just after the incident, a man believed to be the dead man’s brother walked past the area Police cordoned off in an attempt to identify Charles. This resulted in a scuffle with the Police.

Several 9MM spent shells, five warheads and metal fragments were recovered from the scene.

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