Friday 29 May, 2020

Bar shooting leaves two dead

A fracas at a bar in El Socorro Sunday morning has left two persons dead.

The incident took place around 5.30 am Saturday along El Socorro Road, in the vicinity of Gafoor’s Bakery, police said.

From initial reports, there was a fight at the bar, which resulted in a police sergeant intervening.

However, it was said that while the officer was attempting to restore order, he was attacked by a group of persons.

During the ordeal, shots were fired.

Police were told by witnesses that the shots were fired by the sergeant, however, the officer is expected to be interviewed to confirm this, as he was taken for medical treatment for the wounds he sustained.

During the incident, a man and a woman suffered gunshot wounds and were rushed for medical treatment at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

From initial reports, subject to further updates, the two have succumbed to their wounds.

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