Two Venezuelans shot within a three-day period

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:15

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.

In the unrelated incident, on Sunday at about 11 pm, a Venezuelan national was shot multiple times while at his home at Ramdeen Singh Drive, Chandanagore.

Police said he was approached by two men dressed in dark clothing and without warning they opened fire on him.

The foreigner was shot in the left leg.

He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where he underwent emergency surgery on Monday.