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Written by Shane D. Williasm   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 00:00

Dana AugustusPolice are trying to solve the murder of a 41-year-old school warden. From all accounts, Dana Augustus was a beloved woman. Friends know her as a fun loving and “straight up” person. September was one of her favourite times of the year because she always looked forward to Carnival and other festivities. On Friday, August 31st, she participated in the Carnival motorcade with the Mother Nature senior group. Late that night, she decided to get dressed and head out to party with friends. Unfortunately, she didn’t get a chance to do so. According to police report, at 12:10 a.m. while Augustus was at her home at #19 A Mayflower Street with her two daughters, someone called out her name. Shortly after, several gunshots were fired at the house. Augustus' two daughters managed to flee from harm’s way. Augustus however, was struck by a bullet to the right side of her abdomen. Police responded quickly to the incident and rushed Augustus to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. She made it to the Hospital barely alive and succumbed to her injury minutes into an operation in which doctors were hoping to stabilize her. The cause of death was certified as vascular shock due to internal bleeding from a heart injury caused by a gunshot wound.

Police have not announced any arrest in this murder investigation. They believe it is related to a shooting that occurred hours before in which Lucretia Myvett was sitting on the sidewalk at the corner of Vernon and Sibun Streets along with her mother and her sister. A gunman on bicycle fired several shots in their direction from the corner of Sibun Street. Myvett was hit to the center of the upper back. Police say that though neither women are in gangs, the shootings appear to be gang related.