Saturday 28 March, 2020

Warning shots fired as partygoers get out of hand

An investigation has been launched into an incident on Sunday in which warning shots had to be fired into the air when patrons attending a fete in Chaguaramas reportedly got out of hand.

In a statement referencing the incident, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) noted it occurred between “unruly patrons who had parked their vehicles at the Heliport and members of the Coast Guard”.

The TTDF further noted that no one was “seriously harmed or injured” during the incident.

The event in question was not named.

The TTDF has assured that appropriate action will be taken as necessary.

Below is the full statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force:

On the morning of Sunday 23rd February 2020 an incident occurred between unruly patrons who had parked their vehicles at the Heliport and members of the Coast Guard.

In an effort to bring the situation under control warning shots had to be fired in the air.

No one was seriously harmed or injured during this incident.  The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has begun investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the appropriate action will be taken as required.  

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to provide quality services to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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