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Deadly police involved shooting in Beetham

A 39-year-old man from the Beetham was fatally shot by police on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the man pointed a rifle at patrolling police officers.

The report stated that at about 10 pm, officers of the Inter Agency Task Force were on patrol near the Beetham Gardens Child Care Centre, when they saw a man standing there.

The officers approached the man to speak with him but instead of cooperating with the officers, he pulled out a rifle and pointed it at them.

The police subsequently opened fire, shooting him multiple times.

Morvant man shot in Laventille

A 36-year-old man from Morvant was shot and wounded by masked gunmen while in Laventille on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 9 pm, the victim was approached by the two gunmen while sitting on a culvert on the roadway, opposite a mini mart at Pashley Street, Laventille.

The victim attempted to run away but the men opened fire on him. The gunmen then escaped.

The victim was shot in the back. He was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.

Shooting on Park Street in Port of Spain

Police were on the scene of a shooting in the capital city this morning.

According to reports, a man was shot between Park and Piccadilly Streets this morning.

He has since been taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital.

When the Guardian Media team arrived, a number of on-lookers surrounded the scene and crime scene investigators were gathering evidence.

Pictures show more than 10 spent shells were discovered.

Investigations are ongoing.

[We will have more info on this story as it develops.]



Two Venezuelans shot within a three-day period

Two Venezuelans were shot and wounded within a three-day period in two separate incidents.

In the latest incident, at about 4 am on Tuesday, a Venezuelan man was walking along Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook when a gunman approached him and attempted to rob him.

Police say the victim attempted to run away but was shot in the leg four times. The attacker then ran off.

The victim was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.

Murder in Laventille

A 38-year-old man was gunned down while seated in a parked vehicle on Thursday night at Laventille.

The victim has been identified as Sterling Singh, of Belle Eau Road in Belmont.

Police said at about 8.45 pm, Singh was seated in the driver's seat of a car at Gibson Trace off Old St. Joseph Road in Laventille, when a gunman approached him and opened fire.

Singh was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.

Investigations are continuing.



Medical Association horrified at killing at POS General

The Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) says it is horrified at the recent killing of patient at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

In an official statement, the T&TMA expressed concern about the safety of hospital staff and patients at the nation’s health care facilities.

The full text of the Association’s statement, follows…

Two wounded following gun play

Two men were shot and wounded on Thursday morning in Morvant.
According to a police report, shortly after midnight on Thursday, residents of the area heard several gunshots.
The police officers, who were called to the scene, found both wounded men bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds about their respective bodies.
The men were taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where they were treated and warded in serious conditions.
Investigations are continuing. 

UPDATE: One dead, 4 injured in Beetham Highway accident

An accident on the Beetham Highway, today, has left one woman dead and four injured.

The accident happened after 4 o'clock this morning when a woman driving a Nissan X-Trail—which had at least one passenger—tried to overtake a truck along the highway.

She crashed into the truck.

Multiple first responder vehicles had to come to the scene to attend to the injured.

The crash caused traffic to back up as far as Grand Bazaar.

Chinese firm to build new PoS hospital block

Shang­hai Con­struc­tion has been award­ed a bil­lion-dol­lar con­tract to build the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal’s new cen­tral block and the two-year project is ex­pect­ed to be­gin in Sep­tem­ber.

St James Med­ical Com­plex will al­so be­come the St James Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing a $5m up­grade.

Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert and Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh an­nounced both de­vel­op­ments at Thurs­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing.