Woman killed in drive-by shooting while husband escapes

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Trinidad – Balmatie Bachan, an El Socorro mother of two, was shot dead on Saturday night, along Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, when the car driven by her husband came under heavy gunfire from the occupants of an Audi vehicle.
Her death took the murder toll for the year to date to 18.
Bachan, 26, lived with her husband, Mahase Lutchman, also 26, and their children in an apartment above a business place, at the corner of Chandy Lane and El Socorro Main Road in Aranjuez.
Lutchman described what happened that night.
He said earlier on Saturday, he and his wife went to St James to get sandwiches, following which they went to Carenage and around 11 p.m. they left there with the intention of returning home.
“We were in Carenage eating and liming li’l bit because for the whole Christmas I eh really go nowhere so I told her we would go out and come back,” he said yesterday.

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