A man is warded at the hospital in a critical condition following an early morning robbery.
CNC3 news understands that shortly after 5 am the owner of a mini-mart located at Phoenix Park, California was accosted by an armed assailant.
An altercation ensued and the mini-mart operator was subsequently shot during the fracas.
The police were contacted and on arrival discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.
He was taken to hospital where he remains warded.
Officers of the Couva police station are continuing investigations.