Sunday 5 July, 2020

Soldier shot near Beetham Gardens

A soldier is currently nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting incident on Tuesday night near Beetham Gardens.

From initial information, the victim has been identified as Private Akeem O’Garro.

O’Garro, police said, was shot before 10 pm last night along the Eastern Main Road, Laventille, in the vicinity of First Street, Beetham Gardens.

According to police reports, the soldier was in a vehicle which was driving along the main road, when several explosions were heard.

Based on information received, police believe that O’Garro was shot during an exchange of fire between two groups of gangs at Beetham Gardens and Eastern Quarry.

The wounded man drove a short distance away, but was unable to continue driving due to his injuries, and crashed into another vehicle.

Passers-by took the wounded man to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he is currently warded, nursing a gunshot injury to his chest.

He is said to be in a serious condition.

More on this as it becomes available.

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