Thursday 23 November, 2017

Man killed, pensioner hospitalized in Laventille shooting

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of one man and the injury of a pensioner following a shooting incident in the Laventille area on Thursday evening.

According to reports, residents of Wharton Street Extension heard several explosions at around 5 pm.

They later discovered the bodies of 38-year-old Kerwin Williams and 71-year-old Melville Rawlins.

Police and Emergency Health Services were contacted however, Williams died on the scene. Meanwhile, Rawlins was rushed to hospital.

Police say the elderly man was in a critical condition.