Monday 22 October, 2018

Man killed in Laventille shooting

One man is dead following a shooting in Laventille this afternoon.

The victim has yet to be identified.

From initial information – subject to further updates –  the incident took place around 1.20 pm today at St Paul Street, Laventille.

Residents heard several explosions and upon investigating observed two people fleeing the scene.

One of the men then collapsed, nursing several gunshot injuries.

The police and emergency health services were notified and a team of officers from the Inter Agency Task Force, responded.

The officers, on arriving, placed the wounded man in the back of a police vehicle and took him to the Port of Spain General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries whilst undergoing treatment.


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