By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
A 28-year-old man was killed around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday after being shot several times near the Raccoon Street extension.
According to Sergeant Ismael Westby, of the Crimes Investigation Branch Precinct Two, Lionel Sampson was walking along Gravy Street toward the Raccoon Street extension when a gunman came from behind and fired multiple shots.
Sampson was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Police recovered five 9-milimeter shells from the scene.
According to Westby, police have detained two persons for questioning in connection with this latest murder but no charges have been filed as yet.
Westby indicated that police investigations are ongoing and said that no motive for the murder had yet been established.
Westby added that Sampson had been charged multiple times for different offences and was well known to police for being involved in gang and criminal activity in the past.
A friend of Sampson’s, who wished to remain anonymous, told the media that even though Sampson had previous encounters with the law, he was a changed man since becoming a father three months ago.
According to information given to the family, Sampson was engaged in an argument with someone shortly before he was killed.
Sampson was last seen when he visited his mother’s home on Wednesday evening.