Barbados records first murder for 2019

Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019.

Investigations are underway into the shooting death of 24-year-old Shaquille Toppin, of Danesbury, St Michael.

Police spokesman Station Sergeant Michael Blackman said lawmen responded to reports of a shooting at the aforementioned area, near Retreat Road, Black Rock around 9:55 p.m on Tuesday, January 8.

On arrival, they were informed that Toppin had been shot and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private transportation.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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