Raheem Richards Obituary – On the night of January 16, a tragic incident occurred in La Romaine, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old man. Another individual was also critically injured in the shooting. The deceased has been identified as Raheem Richards, a resident of Nice Street, La Romaine. According to reports from the police, Richards had informed his relatives around 10:45 pm that he was going to meet his grandmother on Pemberton Street, La Romaine, as she was returning home from a wake. Upon reaching the street, Richards encountered a group of people who were socializing and playing cards. Suddenly, a man dressed in dark clothing emerged from a nearby track connected to Pemberton Street and began firing shots at the group. The assailant quickly fled the scene on foot. Both Richards and a 41-year-old man from Ethel Street, La Romaine, were found with multiple gunshot wounds.
The authorities were immediately notified, and a team of officers from the Southern Division and the Homicide Bureau, led by ASP Phillip, Sgt Harripersad, Sgt Forbes, and Sgt Bacchus, responded to the incident. Upon arrival, Richards was discovered lying on the roadway in an unresponsive state. His identity was confirmed by his mother, and a district medical officer officially pronounced him dead.
The injured man was swiftly transported to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment for gunshot injuries to his arms, legs, and genital area. Crime scene investigators thoroughly examined the area and recovered four spent 9mm shells, along with a bag of marijuana. PC Lall is currently conducting further inquiries into the matter.