A man who was shot last night in Ladyvillle, succumbed to his injuries earlier today. Just before eight o’clock last night, a team of officers at the Ladyville Police Station responded to reports of a shooting incident at the corner of Marage Road and Compassion Lane. At the scene, the authorities found 18-year-old, Merkel Pitts of an Egbert Quilter Street address, bleeding from the abdomen and right arm. Inspector Juanito Cocom, Officer in Charge of Ladyville Police Station gave a briefing on the investigation.
Family member Jane Armstrong, Pitt’s neighbor says that he was not the type to cause mischief.
While police will not confirm if it was a retaliation act from the murder of Rene Chavarria, who was gunned down less than a mile away, family says they suspect it may be a reason.
At the scene, investigators found nine – nine millimeter expended shells. Several persons have been detained for questioning in connection with what is now a murder investigation.