Tuesday 17 October, 2017

20-yr-old in critical condition after shooting

A 20-year-old man is warded in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex following a shooting incident on Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Kaazim Burke.

According to police reports, at about 9:30 pm on Tuesday night, Burke was standing in the corridor of Building 19, Maloney Gardens, when he was approached by a masked man.

Several loud explosions were heard and the assailant was seen fleeing the scene.

Burke was found on the ground bleeding from multiple injuries about the body.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the wounded man was rushed for medical treatment.

Up to 7:00 am Wednesday, he was said to be in a critical condition.

Cpl Stevenson is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.