Saturday 4 April, 2020

Cocorite residents 'terrorised' by gunshots

Western Division Police were called into Cocorite on Thursday night after residents were ‘terrorised’  by the sounds of rapid gunfire.

The shooting began at about 9:00 pm and lasted for about 15 minutes, police were told.

Reports stated that the shots sounded like automatic weaponry were being used, and resulted in several residents of the area notifying the police.

However, despite the exchange, no injuries were reported.

The gunfire, police suspect, was once again due to a confrontation between members of the Rasta and Muslim gangs that operate in the community.

As a result, officers of the Western Division, under the supervisions of ACP Forde and Snr Sup Thompson, have increased patrols in the area.

More on this as it becomes available.


Homemade gun found in Sangre Grande

In a separate incident, a homemade shotgun was seized in a drug block area in Sangre Grande on Thursday afternoon.

The weapon was seized during a police exercise led by Cpl  Osouna between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday.

The officers searched several drug blocks in the community, with special focus placed on three locations – in the vicinity of Robinson Lane #2, Express St, and Foster Road.

A total of 12 persons were searched, however, nothing illegal was found on their persons.

While along Foster Road, officers received intelligence which led them to a bushy area where the homemade weapon was found and seized.

PC Singh is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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