Política

Pensioner among two killed in Fyzabad

Po­lice are still try­ing to piece to­geth­er what tran­spired but they be­lieve the in­ci­dent was a reprisal for a mur­der that oc­curred about two weeks ago in Fyz­abad

Sascha Wil­son

Six­ty-sev­en-year-old pen­sion­er Wor­lene Joseph fond­ly known in his home­town of Fyz­abad as Caribbean Fox was shot dead at his home along with an­oth­er man dur­ing the ear­ly hours of yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The at­tack in which a 41-year-old woman was al­so wound­ed has left the Dubar­ry Street Ex­ten­sion, Dehli Road, com­mu­ni­ty in shock as they say Joseph was a fun and jol­ly per­son.

Po­lice are still try­ing to piece to­geth­er what tran­spired but they be­lieve the in­ci­dent was a reprisal for a mur­der that oc­curred about two weeks ago in Fyz­abad.

Joseph, a fa­ther of two and grand­fa­ther, lived alone.

How­ev­er, the lone sur­vivor told po­lice that she and the oth­er vic­tim Mar­vin Cross, 47, of Khan Street, Fyz­abad, was at Joseph home.

She said around 1.25 am she heard loud ex­plo­sions com­ing from the porch area.

When she ran to the porch, she saw Joseph on the ground with a gun­shot wound to the neck. He was not mov­ing.

As she ran to go back in­side, she was shot in the back. Cross was found down­stairs the house with a gun­shot wound to the head.

Joseph’s child­hood friend claimed Joseph was not friends with Cross or the woman.

He ques­tioned what they were do­ing at his home. He said Joseph who did odd jobs in the neigh­bour­hood changed his pen­sion cheque on Mon­day, vis­it­ed his daugh­ter, went to work and then went home.