Thursday 16 July, 2020

Woman shot dead in Siparia

A 30-year-old woman is dead following a shooting incident in Quarry Village, Siparia on Tuesday night.

While up to 7 am today details were still coming in, from initial information, the deceased has been identified as Ellen Lewis of Siparia.

According to reports, around 8 pm, Lewis and a man known to her were seated in a white Nissan Tiida when the car came under fire.

Police reports indicate that residents of the area reported hearing loud explosions, and upon investigating they found the vehicle, which then caught fire.

The police and fire services were notified, and Lewis and the other victim were rushed for medical treatment.

Lewis succumbed to her injuries.

The man who was in the car with her at the time is warded in a critical condition at the San Fernando General Hospital, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body.

This individual, police said, was well known to them, having been linked to several firearm and drug-related offences.

Police, therefore, believe the male victim may have been the target of the attack.

Investigations are continuing.

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