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Correction: MURDER NO. 24

AMANDA LYNCH-FOSTER, [email protected]

Correction: MURDER NO. 24

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Barbados has now surpassed the number of murders which took place in 2016 as a Christ Church man is the 23rd murder victim for the year.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 37 year old Shawn Omar Taylor of Lodge Road, Christ Church who was shot to death last night in Gall Hill, Christ Church.

The incident took place some time between 9:30 and 10:00 pm. Taylor was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle but succumbed to his injuries.

Editor’s note: The killing of Shawn Omar Taylor on Monday night brought the number of recorded murders the island to 24.

This morning’s headline and today’s DAILY NATION reported that there have been 22 murders so far for the year. However, missing from it was Sherwin Success who was gunned down while at the playing field in Wotton, Christ Church, on May 6.

There were 22 murders for all of 2016.