Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Man held after shooting in Port of Spain

A Port of Spain Man is currently in police custody after he allegedly shot at a 54-year-old in Prince Street, Port of Spain, on Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect was held at about 2.20 pm on Tuesday – mere moments after the shooting incident took place.

Officers of the Inter Agency Task Force and the Port of Spain Division received intelligence of a shooting at about 2.15pm yesterday. Upon their arrival, they found 54-year-old Gerald Hendrickson of Diego Martin bleeding from two gunshot injuries to his abdomen.

The wounded man was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital, where he was treated.

The responding officers were given key intelligence which led them to the Nelson Street Plannings, where they apprehended a man who matched the description of the shooter.

The suspect was taken to the Besson Street Police Station, and is expected to be placed on identification parades today.

Hendrickson, LoopTT was told, is a deacon at the St. Margarets Anglican Church.

He appears to have been an innocent victim in this incident.

CCTV video shows Hendrickson coming out of a food outlet, where he went to get lunch.

The gunman was seen running down along the pavement.

He appeared to have opened fire on another person initially.

However, at the same time Hendrickson was coming out of the outlet, when the gunman saw him, and without warning or reason, shot him twice in the stomach.

Up to 10pm yesterday he was said to be in a serious condition at the hospital.

More on this as it becomes available.

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