16-year-old student gunned down in Laventille
A 16-year-old student is dead after a shooting incident in Laventille on Friday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Kareem Forde.
According to police reports, around 1 pm on Friday, Forde was at the back of his Plaisance Terrace home, in Block 8, Laventille, when he was approached by an unknown assailant.
He was shot several times in his chest before the assailant fled the scene.
Forde was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning.
Police believe that Forde may have been a casualty of increased violence in recent times in the Laventille area as a result of the ongoing war between the Rasta City Gang and Muslim gang.
Forde was a Form Four student at the South East Port-of-Spain Secondary student and had plans of furthering his studies in Information Technology.