Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Police caution against sharing ‘gang list’

Police are said to be looking into three lists which were shared on social media on Tuesday, which purports to identify members of the Rasta City Gang.

The lists, LoopTT was told, consists of over 100 persons, stretched over three documents.

However, police sources stressed that while some persons in the list were known to them, not all persons named were necessarily gang members.

As such, the validity of the information presented in these documents is in question.

There were rumours spreading yesterday that the list was a hit list.

However, police sources refused to comment on that topic.

It was also stressed that the list was not an official police document.

LoopTT was told that the list was “of serious concern” as two of the men named in had been victims of shooting incidents in the Port of Spain district last week.

Also, police cautioned against citizens sharing the lists, noting that the information had not been verified by the service, nor by any reputable media house, and as such, it could have been shared by persons with the intent of "creating mischief in an already charged climate" following several shooting incidents and homicides in the Port of Spain division.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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