Trinidadian killed in New York J’Ouvert

Tyreke Borel
Tyreke Borel

Two people, one of them a 17-year old boy from Trinidad, were shot dead during

J’Ouvert celebrations in Brooklyn, New York along the West Indian Day parade route on Monday.

The Trinidad and Tobago national was identified as Tyreke Borel who had been living in New York for the past four years.

Borel was reported to have been sitting on a bench alone at Flatbush and Empire Boulevard around 3.45 a.m. when he was shot. Police believe he was not the intended target.

Also killed in pre-dawn gunfire was Tiarah Poyau, 22, a university student who was shot a block from where Borel was gunned down.

Gunfire was reported to have erupted in four separate incidents during the J’Ouvert celebrations.

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Poyau.