A 32-year-old man has been shot during what police say was an attempted break-in at a New Grant business place this morning.
Police say the man has had previously been charged with several offences and was recently released from prison.
According to reports, the man attempted to break into Persad D Food King supermarket around 8 am Monday when security officers fired on him.
He was hit in his stomach, arm and eye and was rushed to the Princes Town District Health Facility before being transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition.
Investigations are continuing.