Police on the scene of the shooting at Chaconia Drive, Wallerfield tonight.

Mark Bassant

Three persons including two teenagers were shot and wounded in Wallerfield earlier tonight after gunmen opened fire on them.

Investigators told Guardian Media that 17-year-old Kareem Patrick, Shazim Hypolite,16 and Antonio Marcano, 29 all from the Wallerfield area were standing near a shop at Chaconia Drive close to 8:20 p.m when two gunmen alighted from a vehicle and opened fire.

The three victims were hit in the lower body. The gunmen then escaped in the waiting car.

The wounded teens and the man were taken to the Arima Hospital where they were treated.

Senior police sources told Guardian Media that the men’s injuries are non-life threatening.

They believe the shooting incident stemmed from an issue involving a woman.

Sgt Haynes of the Arima Police Station is on the scene and continuing investigations into the matter.

Earlier today there were two other shootings in East Trinidad.

One in Aranguez that left 25-year-old Isiah Chioke Cadet dead and another unidentified man injured just after 3 p.m, while around noon in Mount Lambert two men were shot and injured in an unconnected incident.