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Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Shooting at Maracas Beach leaves one man dead

One man is dead while three others are nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting in Maracas  Bay.

The deceased is Kiedon Williams, 26, from Gonzales, Port of Spain.

Video footage shared via social media shows bystanders scampering after shots were heard.


The injured are Atiba Sheppard from Cocorite, Dominic Wong from Wallerfield, and Anthony Garraway, from Maraval.

According to police reports, around 9.15 pm on Sunday, police were conducting patrols at Maracas Beach, when they heard several loud explosions.

Officers responded and saw one man lying on the ground, and three others nursing injuries.

Near them, they saw two men armed with firearms.

The lawmen called on the gunmen to surrender, however, the assailants shot at the officers instead.

This lead to an exchange of gunfire between the two parties.

However, no further injuries were reported.

Williams died on the scene while the other three were rushed for medical treatment.

More on this as it becomes available.

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