Monday 17 December, 2018

Police investigating two shootings in Diego Martin

Police are currently investigating two separate shooting incidents in Diego Martin on Friday night.

A 25-year-old man is nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting on Richplain Road, Diego Martin around 9 pm.

The victim has been identified as Salim Ramirez.

According to police reports Ramirez was liming at a home along Richplain Road, Diego Martin, when he was approached by a masked man.

The man pointed a firearm at the 25-year-old man and shot him in the chest. 

The assailant then fled the scene on foot.

The wounded man was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated.

Thankfully, the injury was not serious and Ramirez was discharged.

And, in an unrelated incident, a 29-year-old man is currently warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital following a shooting along Blue Basin Road.

According to police reports, around 10 pm on Friday, Josh Toussaint, was liming along the roadway with a group of friends when they heard several loud explosions.

Toussaint then felt a burning sensation in his knee and he realised he had been shot.

The wounded man was rushed to the hospital where he was treated.

Up to midday today he was said to still be warded in a stable condition.

More on this as it becomes available.

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