Friday 23 August, 2019

18-yr-old Tunapuna woman shot dead

An 18-year-old woman was shot dead in Tunapuna on Thursday night.

The victim has been identified as Mariah Neptune of Macoya Settlement, Tunapuna.

According to police reports, Neptune was in her front yard at about 10.30pm Thursday, when she was approached by two men.

Loud explosions were heard, and Neptune was seen running away from the men.

The men, in turn, fled the scene in the opposite direction.

Neptune’s relatives checked on her and observed that she was bleeding from gunshot injuries to the left of her chest.

The wounded young woman was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, but she succumbed to her injuries.

The scene of the shooting was visited by a team of officers led by ASP Haynes, Inspector Birch, and Inspector Joseph.

PC Andrews is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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