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Man shot on Diego Martin Main Road

One man is nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident on the Diego Martin Main Road on Thursday.

Gunmen opened fire on a man known to police as 'Blacka'.

Investigators told Guardian Media that just after midday a white Nissan X-Trail drove out of La Puerta Avenue and shot at the victim standing on the Western Main Road.

The victim ran in a westerly direction and was pursued by the gunman who alighted from the vehicle and shot several times.

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

 

Close call for students in Belmont drive-by shooting

Three students were treated for injuries and mental trauma, after a drive-by shooting on Belmont Circular Road Wednesday afternoon.

Two of the injured, aged 6 and 15, were the children of a known gang leader.

They were rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital for emergency treatment.

The shooting took place outside the Providence High School around 2.40 pm, less than 200 metres from the Belmont Police Station. 

An 18-year-old student was shot in her leg.

International: 11 dead, 6 hospitalised in another US mass shooting

At least 11 people have been killed and six hospitalised in a shooting incident in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Police Department said the incident occurred at a city municipal building Friday afternoon.

It was unclear whether all six patients had gunshot wounds.

Police say the suspected shooter was killed by police.

There are 30 buildings on the Virginia Beach Municipal Center property, including the courthouse and police department.

Caroni minor charged with shooting man

A 15-year-old minor is due to appear before the Port of Spain Children’s Court today, after being charged with shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The teenaged boy, of Caroni, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore Paul, on Friday 8th March, 2019.

Charges were laid against the teen, after he was held in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Nicholas Janet, which occurred on Thursday 28th February, 2019.

Couple stable after shooting

A gunman who fired upon a Venezuelan woman and a man near Classic Seamen Club in Marabella on Sunday remains at large.

Police said they are having difficulty in getting information about the suspect who opened fire on Angus Mc Bernie, 39, of Irie Branch Road, Princes Town and Christobalina Nunezmora, 39, of Venezuelan national of Elizabeth Street, Marabella.

Both are now warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital.

They were rushed to the hospital by patrons after the gunman shot Mc Bernie twice in the leg and once in the abdomen.

Malabar woman shot

A 27-year-old woman is lucky to be alive today after being shot a reported nine times in Malabar.

Police reports indicate that around 11:30 last evening residents of La Croix Road heard several loud explosions.

On checking they discovered the body of Tashay Melville slumped behind the steering wheel of a car.

The police were subsequently contacted.

The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated.

Reports say the woman, who is a hairdresser, had gone to the area to pick up a friend, when the gun attack occurred.

Man shoots himself in head in senseless game gone bad

A Diego Martin man is now dead after shooting himself in his head, in what appeared to be a bad game gone wrong.

Ben Ambrose was at Union Road in Diego Martin when he accidentally shot himself in the head.

According to reports, Ambrose was with a friend and put the gun to his head as a joke.

The friend warned him not to play with the gun because it was loaded.

However, Ambrose thought it was all a joke and continued to pull the trigger.

He died at the scene.

Police are continuing investigations.

 

Another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain

Police are also investigating another shooting in downtown Port-of-Spain that has left a man fighting for his life at hospital.

Reports indicate that a PH driver was shot while at the corner of Nelson Street and Independence Square.

The victim, identified as Christian Guy, from Eastern Quarry, received seven shots while at the John John taxi stand.

He was rushed to hospital where he was up to a short while ago, undergoing emergency treatment. 

Man held after Chancellor shooting incident involving police officers

One man was arrested and the search is on for another, following a police-involved shooting incident which occurred on Sunday at Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain.

Officers of the Woodbrook Police Station were on mobile patrol around 2:45 am around the Queen’s Park Savannah when they responded to a request for assistance from officers of an Emergency Response Patrol Unit, who were pursuing two robbery suspects on foot toward Lady Chancellor Hill.

When officers arrived at the location, they observed two male suspects walking along Lady Chancellor Road.

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