Sunday 20 October, 2019

Man killed in shootout in Arima

One man is dead following a shooting in Arima Sunday night.

While up to 8 am on Monday full details were unavailable, the incident is said to have taken place around 10 pm along Heights of Aripo, Arima.

From initial information, police were conducting mobile patrols in the area when they received a report of gunshots in the area.

Upon arriving, they observed a group of men hiding in some nearby bushes.

They appeared to be shooting at another group.

The officers engaged these armed men, and a shootout ensued.

However, the shooters escaped.

The officers pursued but were unable to capture the suspects.

When police checked a vehicle parked nearby, they found a man in the backseat of the car bleeding from multiple injuries.

He was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, however, police said he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Martin Sylvester of Pinto Road, Arima. 

 

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