Police still in dark over Diwali night killings
November 13, 2002
The police are making little headway in their investigations of the November 4 shooting incident at the corner of Robb & Light Streets where five men were killed.
A senior police officer told Stabroek News that while they have interviewed family members of the five slain men they were unable to garner any useful information.
The officer said from all indications the incident was as a result of some misunderstanding among members of a gang and because of this no one wants to give the police any information.
The police version of the shooting was that the men were the occupants of two cars which stopped at the junction of Robb and Light streets when the gunmen who were in another car proceeding east along Robb Street, opened fire on them, and drove away.
Those who were shot and killed in the melee were, Othneil Embrack called `Agoutií, 40 of 215 David and Lamaha Streets, Kitty, Derrick Torrington called `Jack Aboutí, Andrew McPherson of 619 Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt, 20-year-old Oliver Springer of 478, English Road, A Field Sophia and a man who has still not been formally identified and is still only known as `Buckmaní.
It is understood that Embrack, Torrington and Buckman were in one of the cars, HB 174 while McPherson and Springer were in the other car, PHH 1485 both of which had the CP logo on their bodywork.
Springer was buried on Monday while Embrack and Torrington were buried yesterday.