Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Watch: POS shooting leaves church deacon in serious condition

A 26-year-old man, who is believed to have haphazardly shot at 54-year-old Gerald Hendrickson in Port of Spain on Tuesday, remains in custody.

The suspect is being questioned in relation to other shooting incidents in the capital city.

Hendrickson, of Factory Lane, Diego Martin, remains warded in a serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

He was shot twice at 2.15 pm on Tuesday while exiting a food outlet along Prince Street, Port of Spain.

(Caution, potentially distressing scenes. Viewer's discretion is advised.)

The suspect was held moments after by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Duncan Street Police Post, at the Nelson Street Plannings.

Hendrickson, LoopTT was told, is a deacon at the St. Margarets Anglican Church.

He appears to have been an innocent victim in this incident.

CCTV video shows Hendrickson coming out of a food outlet, where he went to get lunch.

The gunman was seen running down along the pavement.

He appeared to have opened fire on another person initially.

However, at the same time Hendrickson was coming out of the outlet when the gunman saw him, and without warning or reason, shot him twice.

More on this as it becomes available.

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