Monday 20 January, 2020

Man shot in Petit Valley drive-by

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which took place in Petit Valley on Sunday night.

According to police reports, around 8.30 pm, 29-year-old Marcus Tobit was standing along Simeon Road, Petit Valley with several other people when a White Nissan Wagon passed the group.

The vehicle then turned around and stopped where the group was gathered.

Several shots were fired in the direction of the group, hitting Tobit in his right upper neck area.

According to reports, the vehicle then drove lower down the street and fired several more shots at another group of people who were gathered outside a shop located on the corner. However, there were no reports of injuries from the second incident.

Tobit was taken to the St James Medical Infirmary where he was treated then transferred to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was said to be in a stable condition up to Monday morning.

WPC Durham of the Western Division CSI processed the scene and a total of seven spent shells of 5.56 ammunition were recovered.

PC Woods is continuing enquiries.

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