Investigations are continuing into an attempt on the life of a 24-year-old man from Coconut Drive, Morvant, while in Malabar on Sunday.
According to a police report, at about 1 pm the man was in his black Nissan wagon at the corner of Banyan and Mahogany Drive when a gunman approached him and shot him in the back.
Police said the man was taken to the Arima District Health Facility and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where he, up to press time last evening, remains warded in a critical condition.
- Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant
Investigating officers are yet to establish a motive in the killing of a man from Carapichaima, who was found with his throat slit.
The man, who was identified as Nicholas Murphy, 43, also bore multiple stab wounds to the head.
Police are currently at Harris Promenade, San Fernando, where an Arouca man was shot this morning. The incident took place in the vicinity of two schools.
Preliminary reports are that the victim, who has not been identified, was in San Fernando with his brother to purchase a car. They had $27,000 in cash with them and had arranged to meet with the seller on Harris Promenade.
A 36-year-old man was gunned down in Cascade on Thursday night. Police said at around 9.30 pm, Kendell Baptiste, of Upper Cascade Road, Cascade was ambushed by gunmen in an area commonly known as Blanca.
Residents heard a volley of gunshots and called the police who found the dead man slumped on the roadway. The body was viewed by a district medical Officer and removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James. Police are yet to determine a motive for this murder.
There is said to be an “invasion” of Colombians and Venezuelans at Brickfield in Carapichaima which are causing grave concerns by villagers who are claiming that illegal activities are on a rampant increase including State land grabbing, drug trafficking, guns and ammunition trafficking and human trafficking.
The villagers are now calling on Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and other relevant authorities to intervene and “clean up the area” in an attempt to restore peace, law and order.
The 37-year-old spiritual leader who was shot multiple times at his Santa Flora home on Tuesday is still warded in a serious condition at the San Fernando General Hospital but he has shown some improvement.
Relatives of Anil “Baba Anil” Jaimungal, 37, who were at the hospital yesterday said they were clueless as to why someone would want to harm or kill him.
Police said around 11.45 am Jaimungal was with his 58-year-old mother under a shed in front of their home at Syncline Road when they saw a man walking towards the house.
A 26-year-old Cocorite man was shot several times while driving his car along the Western Main Road in Cocorite.
Investigators told Guardian Media that the man was driving west along the Western Main Road in his Nissan Note vehicle around 10:45 am when a car pulled alongside him and a gunman opened fire.
The assailants then sped off.
The man was rushed to the St James Medical Health facility where he was treated.
Police say they have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting.
- Mark Bassant
A security officer was shot early Thursday morning while in the carpark of a casino at Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook.
He, however, succumbed to injuries at hospital.
According to a police report, at about 2.15 am Anthony "Ace" Hume, 26, of Paradise Heights, Morvant was shot in the carpark of Royal Caribbean Casino.
He was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.
Hume is the second security officer to have been killed in a week.
Police are investigating the possibility that the hit on 36-year-old Candy-Ann Mc Intyre was ordered from a prisoner at the Maximum Security Prison.
Police sources said that homicide detectives began investigating the possibility, hours after Mc Intyre, a mother of four from Quarry Road in San Juan, was shot dead after attending her 12-year-old son’s graduation ceremony at Green Meadows, Santa Barbara Boulevard in Santa Cruz, on Tuesday afternoon.
A female state witness was gunned down in Santa Cruz this afternoon.
Police officers are currently on the scene.
According to preliminary reports at about 2.45pm the woman was walking along Santa Barbara Boulevard, Santa Cruz when a white wagon pulled up alongside her and gunmen with rifles opened fire.
She was killed at the scene.
Police are waiting on relatives to arrive on the scene, however, Guardian Media was told that the woman was on her way home after attending her son's graduation.