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Murder victim, Sean Dopwell.
Murder victim, Sean Dopwell.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its fifth murder in two days with the shooting death in Kingstown of a Paul’s Avenue man.

Police say they have launched an investigation into the murder of Sean Dopwell, 48, of Paul’s Avenue.

About 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dopwell was leaving the Victoria Park after attending a football game when an unknown assailant outside the sports facility attacked him.

Dopwell received four bullets to his body.

He was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m. at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, located nearby.2

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The murder brings the total number of homicides for the year to 32.

Police are asking members of the public with information that can assist with the investigation to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 457-1211 or 456-2906 or 456-1810.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of Dopwell’s death.

Dopwell’s death follows four murders Sunday night, reportedly committed by an 18-year-old Sandy Bay resident, who has a history of mental health problems.

Police say Jurani Baptiste is the sole suspect in the death of Orlando Layne, 36, of Edinboro, which occurred along the public road in Cocoa, Campden Park.

He is also believed to have killed 75-year-old Avis Israel and her 47-year-old son, Ronald Israel, at their Dasent Cottage, Old Montrose home, before murdering 59 year-old Pamela Williams in her house in Kingstown Park.

Police said the heads of all of the victims were smashed and some of them had stab wounds.

Baptiste was injured as residents of Kingstown Park attempted to restrain him at Williams’ house, and is in hospital.

Teen suspected of 4 murders seems to have mental health problems