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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.

CCTV video points to senseless shooting

A 54-year-old man who was shot in at the corner of Prince and Charlotte streets today, appears to have been an innocent victim just going about his daily affairs.

Gerald Hendrickson of Diego Martin is now in hospital in a serious condition after being shot twice in his stomach.

CCTV video shows Hendrickson coming out of a food outlet when a gunman, who was running and shot at another man, appeared to have fired indiscriminately at him.

Police have held a suspect and are investigating.

Suspect held shortly after downtown shooting

A suspect has been held in connection with the shooting of a 54-year-old man in downtown Port-of-Spain this afternoon.

Police say Gerald Hendrickson of Diego Martin was at Prince and Charlotte streets when an armed gunman walked up to him and opened fire. 

The 54-year-old was shot twice in the stomach and taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. 

Officers mounted a quick search for the suspect, who was found hiding in the nearby planning apartment building. 

He was detained and is being questioned.

 

12-year-old boy injured in drive-by shooting

A 12-year-old schoolboy has been wounded by a stray bullet following a drive-by shooting in La Horquetta Saturday afternoon. 

According to reports, at around 3.20 pm, Michael Isidore was standing in a relative's yard at phase five in La Horquetta when residents heard several gunshots and a black car driving off.

The 12-year-old boy of Vega De Oropouche was grazed on the right side of his face and was taken to Arima Health Facility where he was treated and charged.

Investigators believe that Isadore was not the target of the shooting.

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