Sunday 24 March, 2019

Shootings in the East leave two warded at hospital

A 33-year-old man is currently warded at the Arima District Health Facility after he was shot by an unknown gunman.

The victim, Wayne Mohammed, of Brazil Village in Arima, was at home at about 8:30 pm on Thursday, when he saw a man enter the premises.

The man pointed a firearm at Mohammed and, without warning, shot at him three times.

The assailant then fled the scene.

Mohammed, police said, was shot to his right hand.

He was rushed for medical treatment and is warded in a serious but stable condition at the Arima Health Facility.

In an unrelated incident, a 28-year-old man is currently listed in a critical condition after he was shot in head on Thursday night.

The victim has been identified as Oasi Clarke of Robinson Lane, Sangre Grande.

According to police reports, Clarke was at home when about 9:40 pm, he heard a banging at his front and back door.

Clarke reportedly told his girlfriend to hide and several explosions were heard after.

He was later observed bleeding from a wound to the front of his head.

The police and emergency health services were notified and Clarke was rushed to the Sangre Grande hospital and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex in Mount Hope.

More on this as it becomes available.

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