Friday 15 December, 2017

19-yr-old shot to death in Laventille

A 19-year-old man is dead following a shooting incident on Saturday in Laventille.

The deceased has been identified as Richard Smith of St Barbs.

According to police reports, at about 2:20 pm on Saturday, residents of the area heard several loud explosions and upon investigating they found Smith lying in a pool of blood along the stairwell near his home.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the wounded man was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy is expected to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

More on this as it becomes available.