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Homicide victims, Darius Williams, left, and Michael Miller.
Homicide victims, Darius Williams, left, and Michael Miller.
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Police have launched investigations into the deaths of the nation’s latest homicide victims. 

Darius Williams, a 23 year-old omnibus conductor, of Glen, died after being stabbed in Kingstown while Michael Miller, 46, of Stubbs, was shot and killed in Georgetown.

Police said preliminary investigations revealed that Williams was working as a conductor on an omnibus that stopped at the Peace Memorial Hall Bus Stop around 5:50 p.m. Monday when he was attacked by an assailant and stabbed with a knife. 

He was transported to Milton Cato Memorial Hospital for medical treatment, where he later died. 

Meanwhile, Miller died after being shot by an unknown assailant several times about his body in Georgetown.

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Postmortem examinations are expected to be carried out on the deceased men to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Police have also launched an investigation into a shooting incident that left Floyd McDowald, a 28-year-old farmer, of Georgetown, hospitalised with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. 

The killings on Monday follow the death of Osborne Jerry Haywood, a 42-year-old labourer, of Greiggs, which occurred at about 10:05 p.m. on Saturday, in Greiggs.

About 10:10 p.m. Saturday, police at the Biabou Police Station received a report from a caller by telephone stating that gunshots were being fired in the vicinity of the Greiggs Hard Court and an unknown man was on the ground. 

Divisional Commander detective Superintendent of Police, Trevor Bailey and a party of police officers visited the scene. 

On arrival, the deceased was met lying motionless on the ground with what appeared to be an injury to the left side of his face. 

The killings have taken the homicide count in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year to 23, including three people shot and killed by police officers in the line of duty.

Police are asking anyone with information to telephone 999/911, 1-784-457-1211 ext. 4837, 1-784-458-4200 or any police station.

Persons can also speak with any police officer with whom they are comfortable. 

“All information received would be treated confidentially,” police said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

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