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Trinidad & Tobago: Retired firefighter shot dead near Lotto outlet

A 76-year-old man was shot and killed outside a bar in Charlieville on Monday night.

He was identified as Mervin Prescott, a retired fireman.

Police said Prescott parked his vehicle on the roadway and was walking to a NLCB booth at Jai’s Bar at around 7.45pm.

The bar is located along Caroni/Savannah Road, Charlieville.

He observed two men entering his vehicle, police said, and Prescott began walking back to the car.

One of the men fired several shots at Prescott, hitting him about the body.

The gunman escaped with the vehicle, a Honda Vezel.

Prescott was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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