Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Man gunned down in Laventille

A 36-year-old man is dead following a shooting incident in Laventille on Sunday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Junior Weekes of Buller Trace, Laventille.

According to police reports, at about 6:50 pm Sunday, residents of the area heard several loud explosions and upon investigating, they found Weekes lying in a pool of blood along the roadway.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the wounded man was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital.

Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

Officers from the Homicide Bureau and the Port of Spain Division visited the scene and crime scene investigators reportedly recovered spent shells.

An autopsy is expected to take place today at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

More on this as it becomes available.

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