Morvant man critical after shooting

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

Police at scene of San Fernando shooting

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.

Murder in Cascade

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.

Villagers: Land grabbing, drug, human trafficking in Carapichaima

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.

Shot spiritual leader still hospitalised

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.

Drive-by shooting in Cocorite

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


Security guard shot dead at Woodbrook casino

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 seize prisoner’s cellphone at MSP

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.

State witness killed in Santa Cruz

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.