Sunday 19 May, 2019

Shootings in Baratara, San Juan leave victims hospitalised

Two people were injured in shooting incidents in Barataria and San Juan, in separate incidents. 

In the first incident, a 20-year-old man was injured following a shooting incident on Wednesday night in Barataria.

The victim is Cordal Smart.

According to police reports, around 11.30 pm Wednesday, he was walking along Sixth Avenue, Barataria, when upon reaching Sixth Street, he was confronted by a group of men.

The men began pushing him, and Smart, fearful for his life, ran off.

He then heard a loud explosion and felt a nursing sensation at his foot.

He raised an alarm and officers of the North Eastern Division responded and the victim was conveyed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

In a separate incident, another man is in hospital following a shooting incident on Wednesday night in San Juan.

Police were told that around 10.30pm Wednesday, shots were heard along Second Street, San Juan, in the vicinity of Four Roses Bar.

One man was seen bleeding from multiple injuries.

The police and emergency health services were notified and the wounded man was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment.

More on these incidents as information becomes available.

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