St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded two homicides Friday night with the deaths of two men in unrelated incidents.
The deaths of Maurice Primus, of Fair Hall, and Zack McIntosh, of Calliaqua, take the homicide count this year to 46 — four higher than the record of 42 that was set last year.
iWitness News was reliably informed that Primus was shot and killed along the road to the Playing Field in Fair Hall.
He was reportedly on his way home from a karaoke session in another community when he was attacked by masked assailants who shot him about the body and in the head, killing him at the scene.
Meanwhile, Mc Intosh died in hospital three days after he was injured, allegedly by another relative who reportedly stomped on him during an altercation.
Mc Intosh is said to have been warded at the Intensive Care Unit since the altercation on Tuesday.
iWitness News understands that the incident was only reported to police after Mc Intosh died Friday night and his alleged assailant has been taken into custody as part of the police investigation.
Meanwhile, the death brings to three the number of homicides recorded in the country in less than a week.
On Monday, Deshawn Slater, a 26-year-old former murder accused, of Green Hill, became the 44th homicide victim this year when he was shot and killed in McKies Hill, less than month after he had survived an attempt on his life.