Members of the motorcycling fraternity want justice for Rianna Victoria Mohammed, who was gunned down last week.
Members of the community said her love for cooking and fun-loving spirit will be remembered as well as Rianna’s big heart.
“Rianna would have turned 27 on October 8. She was born under the astrological sign of Libra, the scales of justice. Everyone who truly cared about her, want justice for her death—as she would have wanted also,” said mourners paying tribute to Mohammed at wakes in East Trinidad last weekend.
Mohammed, 26, a cosmetologist of McInroy Street, Curepe, was murdered around 9 pm last Wednesday at Hoyte Road, off Pinto Road, Arima, after sustaining multiple bullet wounds to the neck and body.
She died on the spot. Twenty-plus shells were found on the ground near her body by investigators.
Mohammed and a Coast Guardsman friend and his brother, also a Coast Guardsman, had gone to visit another friend at Hoyte Road last Wednesday when she was shot. Her friend was grazed by a bullet. His brother sustained no injury, police officials said.
Police who last week had no motive for the murder, continue investigations.
An autopsy is expected to be done on Mohammed’s body today. A funeral is tentatively scheduled for later this week.
Mohammed had keenly followed and supported motorbike activities. Members of the biking fraternity who paid tribute to her at last weekend’s gatherings recalled she’d attended the wake of one La Brea rider up to last Tuesday before her own death.
Her friends and relatives are questioning if she had been targeted or if she was a “collateral damage” victim. Some at the gatherings said, “There have been so many murders that for her to have fallen victim in that landscape, makes it more necessary to seek justice for her.
“Guns, gunshots and assassinations were never part of Rianna’s world. She was a typical young person, loving life, sweet, outgoing and very trusting. To see her life ended like this is a huge shock.”
One woman added, “She was in Tobago three weeks ago and said it was her first time back since age nine. Rianna said she always wanted to cross water and she was overjoyed she’d gotten her wish to have done so.”