One man currently is hospitalised  under police guard,  while another is  in  police  custody,  following  a  police-involved  shooting  incident in the Cunupia district on Sunday evening.

According to an official release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), police officers  were  on  mobile  patrol  around  6:34 pm  on Sunday  4th October  2020,  when  they  received  information  about loud  explosions  being  heard  in  the  Mt Moriah  Road,  Cunupia district.

Upon responding, officers observed a black Nissan  B13  motor vehicle with two male suspects proceeding along that roadway.

They intercepted the vehicle and gave verbal commands for  the occupants to exit.

However, several loud explosions were heard  coming  from  the direction of the Nissan B13 and officers—in accordance with the TTPS Use of Force Policy—discharged their service firearms in the direction of the vehicle.

The suspects then entered the vehicle and sped off. A chase ensued and the Nissan B13 motor vehicle was subsequently found crashed at a private property along the Longdenville Old Road.

The  two  suspects,  a  28-year-old  and  a  25-year-old  (both  of Longdenville),  were  found  in  the  vehicle  nursing  gunshot  wounds about their bodies. They  were  taken  to  the  Eric  Williams  Medical  Sciences  Centre, Mount Hope, for treatment.

One of the suspects was released from hospital yesterday, while the other remains warded.

Investigations are ongoing.