Two shootings are currently engaging police attention

There were two shooting incidents on Wednesday in Arouca and Arima.

In Arouca, Colin Balchan, of Spring Extension, Five Rivers, Arouca, was shot at least three times to the chest by an unknown gunman.

At about 10.30 pm he was walking on the road when he was approached by the gunman who shot him and then escaped. 

One live round and three spent shells of 9 mm ammunition were recovered on the scene.

Balchan was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and is currently warded in a critical condition.

In an unrelated incident, Carlyle Jobe, 47, of Sunset Drive, Arima was shot in the face during an argument with a relative.

Police said shortly after 11 am on Wednesday, Jobe who was standing in his yard was approached by the male relative and an argument followed.

During the quarrel, the relative took out a gun and shot Jobe once to the left side of the face, under the eye.

Jobe was taken to the Arima District Health Facility where he was treated and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where he is currently warded.

The suspect remains on the run.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat


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