Schoolboy succumbs to injuries after being shot on Monday

A 16-year-old boy who, together with an unidentified man were shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in 'Africa', Laventille, yesterday, has died.

The schoolboy succumbed to his injuries while being treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

According to a police report, around 2 pm Monday, police officers from the Port-of-Spain Inter-Agency Task Force responded to a shooting at John John, Laventille.

There they found the teenager and another man wounded.

The names of the victims were not released for security reasons, however, Guardian Media was told that the teenager was warded in critical condition at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The other man, police said, was shot in one of his knees.

Police were not able to determine a motive for the shooting.

A white Hyundai Elantra believed to be used in the shooting was later found abandoned at Pashley Street, Laventille. Police officers recovered several spent shells in the vehicle.

A team of officers from the Crime Scene Unit were up to late yesterday examining the vehicle.

Investigations are continuing.

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