Police identify second shooting victim as a deaf mute man

Police have named the second shooting victim today as 39-year-old Akiel Baisden, a deaf mute man.

A statement issued by the police around 5.10 pm indicate that there was a second round of protests and burning of debris on Piccadilly, Oxford and Besson Streets around 2 pm - which had to be cleared - as they say protesters played a dangerous game of cat and mouse with police.

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Police say Baisden had to be transported to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in a passing police vehicle, after being shot in the left leg.

Baisden was said to be walking along Riley Street, East Dry River, around 3:30 pm, when he was shot.

Police say there remains a heavy police-army presence in East Port of Spain and patrols along the Lady Young Road, Morvant and the Beetham Highway have been increased.

Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Floris Hodge-Griffith, Head of the Port of Spain Division, stated that the events of today were recorded and charges will be laid against any individual found to have breached the law.

 

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