A 35-year-old man is dead and his girlfriend at hospital nursing gunshot wounds after an incident in Chaguanas on Wednesday night.
According to police reports, Avinash Boodoo was walking with his girlfriend in the vicinity of Bynoe Trace, Enterprise when he was shot multiple times.
The incident occurred at about 11.40 pm.
Both victims were taken to hospital where Boodoo was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The companion is said to be in stable condition
One man was arrested and a pistol and quantities of ammunition and cocaine seized by officers of the Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise in the Enterprise district, yesterday.
Officers, under the supervision of Sgt. Gerard John, were on mobile patrol along Enterprise Street, Enterprise, around 1:30 am, on Sunday, when they observed a man standing along the street, acting in a suspicious manner.
Police are on the scene of a murder in enterprise Chaguanas.
Reports are still sketchy but CNC3 news understands that just after 8 am residents of Amow Street reported hearing loud explosions.
Upon investigations, they discovered the body of a man lying in a pool of blood.
Seven persons with suspected affiliation to organised crime in the Enterprise, Chaguanas area, were arrested for possession of marijuana by officers of the Central Division Special Crime Unit during an anti-crime exercise yesterday, police said in a statement.
Avinash Seepersad, alias Krysis has been arrested following an altercation with police on Wednesday.
CNC3 news understands that Chaguanas police were conducting a routine patrol in Mano Junction around at 2:30 pm when officers say they noticed a man identified as Seepersad, an alleged member of the unruly isis gang acting suspiciously.
Officers stopped the Enterprise resident and searched him. Police are claiming that the man then proceeded to hurl insults. A team of officers moved to arrest Seepersad, who also goes by the Islamic name Abdul Wakeel.
The cost to maintain a 24-hour presence in crime hotspot of Enterprise, Chaguanas can cost of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) in excess of $2 million a year.
Operation Enterprise was launched by the Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon on March 28 due to the upsurge in murders and violent crime in the area.
The initiative is a joint collaboration with the TTPS and the T&T Regiment to stamp out violence among warring gangs.