Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Port of Spain shooting victim still warded, shot six times

Twelve spent shells were recovered from the scene of the shooting in Port of Spain on Sunday night which almost claimed the life of 34-year-old Justin Ferguson.

Ferguson, LoopTT was told, is still warded in a serious, but stable condition, at the Port of Spain General Hospital, after he was shot six times.

The 34-year-old was shot once in the left shoulder, twice in the right shoulder, once in the right heel, again in the right ankle and the last shot was to his back.

However, the number of shells recovered from the scene has left no doubt in the minds of investigators that the assailants set out to kill Ferguson.

The 34-year-old was said to have been standing along the roadway near Independence Square, in the vicinity of Express House, when a silver AD Wagon pulled up alongside him and the occupants began shooting.

Ferguson attempted to flee the scene, however, he was hit repeatedly.

The assailants then fled the scene.

The vehicle, LoopTT was told, was recovered at Dan Kelly, Laventille.

More spent shells were said to have been found inside the car.

Ferguson, police believed, was targeted due to his affiliations to known gang members.

Gang violence is once again on the increase in the capital city due to a war between the Rasta City Gang and the Muslim Gangs being reignited.

The two groups are known to operate in Laventille and East Port of Spain.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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