Monday 11 November, 2019

Cops called out to Laventille primary school as spent shells found

Police had to be called out to a primary school Friday morning after teachers reportedly recovered several spent shells on the compound.

According to police reports, around 8:30 pm on Thursday, residents of Old St Joseph Road, Laventille, heard several explosions for a second night in a row.

Officers of the Besson Street Police Station were notified, however, when they arrived at the scene they observed nothing amiss.

It was not until Friday morning when teachers and officials at a primary school in the area arrived on location, that the spent shells as well as what appeared to be bullet holes in the walls of the building, were noticed.

As a result, the police were immediately notified and crime scene investigators visited the scene.

Friday’s incident follows the discovery of spent shells at Upper Pashley Street on Thursday, following reports of rapid gunfire for over two minutes that morning.

A team of officers from the Besson Street Police Station was dispatched to the location, and the officers allegedly found and seized several spent shells which resembled ammunition which is used for rifles.

As a result of the discovery, the area was cordoned off and the spent shells were removed by crime scene investigators.

The shells are expected to be sent to undergo ballistic testing to determine if they can be linked to previous reports of criminal activities in the area.

LoopTT was told that over the past month, gang activities seem to have been on the increase in the area, and as a result, police have increased patrols in the Laventille community.

 

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