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La Romaine man shot dead in bed
A La Romaine man who shared a house with murder victim Damian Roopchandsingh is assisting the San Fernando Police in their investigation. Roopchandsingh’s bullet-riddled body was found on his bed at Pond Street, La Romaine, on Wednesday evening. The gruesome discovery was made by his younger brother Sheldon Roopchandsingh around 5.30 pm. Roopchandsingh, also of La Romaine, told the police he went to Damian’s nearby home after numerous calls to his cellular phone went unanswered.
The grieving man said when he got to Damian’s home, he called out to him, but a male friend, with whom he shared the house, came out and said his brother was asleep. A suspicious Roopchandsingh said he first proceeded to Damian’s bedroom window and saw him lying on the bed. He again called him, but got no response. He then entered the bedroom, to discover the blood-soaked body, which bore multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and face. The police were called in and the body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre for an autopsy.
Roopchandsingh said the male friend claimed he was unaware that Damian was dead. He said he came home around 11.30 the previous night and heard nothing to arouse his suspicion. At the Roopchandsingh’s family home, sister Sharlene said she last saw her brother on Tuesday, when she dropped him off at his house, a street away from where they live. She said Damian, 30, a father of ten-year-old Celine Roopchandsingh, was unemployed. Sharlene said her brother was loved by everyone and had no enemies. “He was longing to find a job to help support his daughter,” she said. Residents in the area also said that they did not know who would have wanted to kill Roopchandsingh.
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