Suspect held shortly after downtown shooting

A suspect has been held in connection with the shooting of a 54-year-old man in downtown Port-of-Spain this afternoon.

Police say Gerald Hendrickson of Diego Martin was at Prince and Charlotte streets when an armed gunman walked up to him and opened fire. 

The 54-year-old was shot twice in the stomach and taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. 

Officers mounted a quick search for the suspect, who was found hiding in the nearby planning apartment building. 

He was detained and is being questioned.

 

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