Sunday 15 December, 2019

Woman dies of injuries after Mt Hope shooting

St Joseph police are investigating the murder of a woman last night in Mt Hope.

The incident took place along Gordon Street Extension, around 8.15 pm, police said.

The deceased, identified as Arlene Bran, was seated in a SUV talking with another individual when they were reportedly approached by an unknown assailant.

Loud explosions were heard and in the aftermath, Bran was seen bleeding from gunshot wounds to her chest.

The injured woman drove to the St Joseph police station, and officers at the building rushed her to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment.

However, questions have been raised as to why the woman did not drive herself to the hospital for treatment.

Police are expected to review CCTV camera footage to determine if the woman was being followed.

An autopsy was scheduled to take place on Friday at the Forensic Science Center in St James.

More on this as it becomes available.

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