Monday 27 May, 2019

Call for witnesses to come forward after Petit Valley shooting

Police are asking anyone with information on a shooting incident in Diego Martin which resulted in four persons being injured, to come forward.

The victims have been identified as Onika Clapperton, 19; Jason Greeves, 41; Quasie McCovley, 32; and Isaac St Bernard, 50.

Police were told that the four were in a vehicle which was travelling out of Humming Bird Avenue, Simeon Road, Petit Valley on Friday around 6:10 pm when a man was seen running behind the car.

Without warning, the man opened fire on the vehicle, hitting all four occupants.

Fearful for his life, the driver sped out of the area, and made his way to the Petit Valley Health Centre where the four occupants of the car were treated, and then transferred to the St James Medical Center.

Thankfully, the injuries sustained to three victims were not life-threatening, and they were discharged within a few hours.

However, St Bernard suffered more extensive injuries and was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital for further treatment and observation.

A team of officers including Inspector Birbal, Sgt Gibbons, Sgt Ramjattan, and Sgt Hannibal, among several others, visited the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police directly, or they can give the information anonymously through 555 or 800-TIPS.

Sgt Gibbons is continuing enquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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