The territory’s second murder of the year happened around 11 p.m. Friday night in Horsepath, police said.


Shortly thereafter, police responding to reports of gunshotsfound the lifeless body of Nyron Olliverre, a native of Trinidad, said acting Police Information Officer Carl Mason.

While a forensic post-mortem has yet to take place, the information officer called the death a homicide.

Police are conducting an investigation into the shooting and are asking for individuals with information to come forward, he said, explaining that people can call the Criminal Investigation Unit at 494-3822 or the Intelligence Unit at 468-9339.

Tips can also be reported anonymously through the Crime Stoppers hotline in Miami at 800-8477.

The first suspected murder happened in July, when Dominican Republic man Yeiral Batista Sena was found dead in his room at the Fort Burt Hotel, according to Police Information Officer Diane Drayton. The post-mortem in that case revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound, she said.

No suspects have been named in either shooting. One person was detained in relation to Mr. Sena’s death, but was later released with no charges, Ms. Drayton said.

The crimes are the first murders since May 2013, when Melbourne Francis was gunned down near the Stickett in East End. Mr. Francis had been scheduled to testify in an attempted-murder trial involving another time he was shot in March 2011.

There were three recorded murders in 2012 and three in 2011.