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Two persons are in custody assisting the police with the investigation into the shooting death of Orantel Clarke, a 23-year-old labourer, of Langley Park.

Police said on Tuesday that Clarke died on the spot after he received a gunshot wound to the right side of his abdomen around 12:44 a.m. on Monday on a dirt track in Langley Park.

A post mortem examination will be carried out on the body of the deceased.

Clarke’s death is recorded as the seventh homicide for the year.

It came two days after a stabbing incident in Byera resulted in death and injuries to four other persons.

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Ronique Phillips, a 20-year-old bartender of Chester Cottage died after he sustained stab wounds to his chest and back during an altercation approximately 4:15 a.m., today, at a bar in Byera that hosted a karaoke event, police said in a statement.

He was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. at the Georgetown Hospital.

Police are asking any with information relating to these deaths to call the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone number 456-1810, the Georgetown Police Station at 458-6229 or the nearest police station.

One reply on “Two persons in custody in connection with killing in Langley Park”

  1. C. ben-David says:

    Will a lawyer or other knowledgeable person please explain why all of these reports always say that persons “… are in custody assisting the police with the investigation into the shooting death of…” someone when these persons are absolutely denying that they know anything about the shooting, were no where near the shooting, didn’t even know the person who was shot, or simply refuse to talk to the police, as is their constitutional right?

    in other words, these people in custody are doing everything they can to subvert the investigation. Right?

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