Saturday 23 June, 2018

Man shot during robbery at friends' home

One man is nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting incident Monday night in Diego Martin.

According to reports, around 8pm, residents of Sea Trace Extension, Diego Martin heard an explosion.

Upon investigating they observed a man on the ground bleeding from a gunshot injury to his leg.

Further inquiries were made and it was noted that a family of three, who lived in a home along the roadway, had been tied up.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the wounded man was rushed to the St James District Hospital where he was treated before being transferred to the Port of Spain General Hospital.

Police were told that armed assailants had stormed the house of the family of three and tied them up.

They then began to remove items of value from the home.

However, at the same time, a friend of the family arrived at the home to visit.

The man was confronted by the assailants, during which he was shot. 

The assailants then escaped.