Two men were detained in connection with the shooting of a retired soldier during a police exercise in Maloney on Tuesday.

The suspects, aged 28 and 22, are from Building 7, Maloney Gardens. Police said a search warrant was executed at apartments in Building 7, and the two men were detained. The 28-year-old suspect was found with seven rounds of ammunition and will face an additional charge for possession of ammunition.

The shooting incident took place at about 6.15 pm on July 21. The victim was standing at an entrance to Building 18 when a white Nissan Versa vehicle which was proceeding west along Flamingo Boulevard, suddenly stopped and its occupants opened fire on the victim. The vehicle then sped off. The victim who was shot in the left leg was subsequently taken to the Arima Hospital where he was medically examined. The scene was visited and processed by the ND C.S.I where 19 live rounds of 9mm ammunition, as well as four .40mm spent shells were recovered.

The scene was visited by a team of officers led by Cpl Marshall, PC Ramseur, WPC Allen, and WPC Hosford.