Trinidad: Two 15-Year-Olds Shot Dead After Leaving Children’s Authority Facility

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Two teenagers were shot dead in Laventille last night.

The deceased are Semion Daniel and Antonio Francois.

Both were 15 years old.

They were shot dead around 7.45 p.m. at McShine Lands.

The Express was told that the two teenagers were liming with a group of friends in an abandoned house in the area, when they were approached by two masked men.

The men looked at Daniel and Francois and opened fire.

They were killed instantly.

The assailants then looked at the other children and raised their weapons.

However, they did not shoot and spared the group.

The assailants then fled the scene.

Daniel and Francois escaped from one of the Children’s Authority support centres two weekends ago.

A report was made on March 20 around 11.45 a.m. to the police.

CCTV footage viewed by investigating officers disclosed that the boys escaped by passing through burglar- proofing bars in a room on the western side of the building.