Sealots

Sealots murder - four killed between 10 pm and midday

A murder in Sealots this morning is among several killings being investigated by police today.

Reports are that one man has been shot and killed on Pioneer Drive late Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Nigel Francisco.

This is a developing story and we will have more to come.

Earlier today a 56-year-old man was shot and killed in Laventille.

According to reports, shortly before 5 am Tuesday, residents of Block 8 heard several loud explosions.

Woman shot dead in Sealots

A woman has been shot and killed in Sealots this morning, in a crime police are investigating as a link to last night's shooting incident that left two people dead.

Tracy Rogers' murder comes hours after a drive-by shooting in the same area claimed the life of one man and left seven others nursing gunshot wounds.

According to reports, around 7:15 am Monday, Rogers was called out of her Pioneer Drive home.

On reaching outside she was shot several times.

Rogers was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

 

Traffic adjustments as work on Sealots overpass begins

The Ministry of Works and Transport is advising that work on the Sea Lots Overpass has started and will lead to traffic adjustments.

The Ministry issued a statement today outlining the traffic arrangements.

"The Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency (PURE) Unit of the Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that construction of the Sea Lots Pedestrian Overpass is currently ongoing between north of the Port of Spain Central Market Compound and south of the SWMCOL Transfer Facility Compound.

Sealots man wanted for questioning in WPC's death surrenders to police

A man wanted by the police for questioning in the disappearance of WPC Nyasha Joseph has surrendered to police.

The 24-year-old Sealots suspect surrendered to officers around 7:30 pm last night.

Police received a call from his attorney Richard Clarke-Wills, telling them that the man wanted to give himself up.

Police went to Pioneer Drive in Sealots where he was taken into custody.

He is being questioned by officers about the disappearance and death of WPC Joseph.

Residents say man in custody during search for missing WPC will not be welcomed back to Sealots

Residents of Sealots say if the 39-year-old man held by police in connection with the sudden disappearance of constable Nyasha Joseph is released by police, he will not be welcomed back in the community.

The residents claimed the man, who lives at Production Drive, has been causing problems for them due to the stigma being placed on the area once again because of Joseph’s disappearance.

One resident said he has been causing “a crisis” in the area, while another resident said the man may not want to return if ever he is released from police custody.

Police officer shot in Sealots

A police officer is at this time fighting for his life at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital after being shot last night.

According to police reports, around 8pm on Thursday, Acting Seargent Morris, who was at the time off duty, was in Sealots when he was ambushed and shot multiple times.

He was hit in one of his hands, hip and left leg.

He was rushed to hospital where he is warded in a critical condition.

The officer is attached to the Port-of-Spain Community Police Unit.

Police believe his attacker escaped via the sea.