The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has issued a statement concerning a shooting incident, earlier today, in which one of its members was involved.

The incident took place in South Oropuche, just before 6 am today.

The full text of the statement, follows…

HOLDING STATEMENT FROM THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO COAST GUARD

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard is aware that one of its members was injured in a shooting incident that occurred this morning. The matter has engaged the attention of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard remains committed to working together with partner agencies as we strive to continue to provide safety and security to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.