Saturday 23 March, 2019

Toddler dead, uncle shot, soldier in custody

A soldier is currently in custody at the Sangre Grande Police Station after he shot his child's uncle at a house near the Sangre Grande Regional Office earlier today.

The regiment officer reportedly went to visit his daughter, age 1 year and 11 months and got into an argument with the child's relatives.

Sources say during the argument, a shot was fired.

The regiment officer then jumped in a silver vehicle and fled the scene. 

The car was later intercepted by officers during a roadblock in Valencia.

Sources say the child passed away moments ago, after suffering from complications due to a fall when the uncle was shot.

The uncle is said to be hospitalized.

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