Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Santa Cruz man hospitalised after shooting

A 30-year-old man was warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital after he was shot in Santa Cruz.

The victim told police that around 8.30 pm Sunday night he was liming at the corner of Pepper Hill and Grand Curacaye Road, Bourg Mulatresse, Lower Santa Cruz when he was approached by a man known to him.

There was a confrontation, during which the man pulled out a firearm and shot once in the victim’s direction.

The 30-year-old felt a burning sensation to the left side of his body and realized he had been shot.

He then proceeded to flag down a 'PH' taxi that was driving along the road and asked for help. He was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

A team of officers led by W-Cpl Durant and PC Bharath visited the scene of the shooting and the hospital.

Police were told that the victim’s injuries were serious, having suffered a broken hip on the left side and a punctured bladder.

However, the injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Police are currently searching for the suspect.

More on this as it becomes available.

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