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Police on Tuesday began investigating the shooting death of an Ottley Hall man, the second such killing since Saturday.

Carlos “Bap” Richardson, 36, of Ottley Hall, died on the spot at Ottley Hall about 6:35 a.m. Tuesday after an unknown assailant shot him in the back.

Police said reports are that the deceased received a gunshot wound to the upper right side of his back.

His death brings the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines so far this year to nine.

Richardson’s death follows that of fellow Ottley Hall resident, 20-year-old Lesroy “Magnum” Sam, who was shot and killed in Rose Place on Saturday.

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Police did not say if they suspect any link between the killings.