Teacher shot by stray bullet

Gunmen fired "wild" shots in East Port of Spain on Wednesday morning, causing havoc at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School, where one teacher was grazed by one of the bullets.

The incident occurred at about 10.45 am.

A pupil escaped injury as one of the bullets went over his head, missing him by mere centimetres.

This was confirmed to Guardian Media by a teacher who wished not to be identified. The teacher said the incident has left them terrified and shaken.

Search for burnt bodies off Moruga coast

Police and Coast Guard will be searching for two burnt bodies believed to be off the coast of Canary Estate in Moruga.

The bodies were discovered by a villager in Moruga on Monday, who immediately reported the find to police. However, when police officers arrived moments later the bodies were not there.

It is believed that the waves took the bodies out into the sea. 

The villager was unable give any details about the bodies as they were burnt beyond recognition.

And according to police no missing person report was made in the area.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence concerned about rising violence statistics

As the world begins to observe 16 days of activism to reduce violence against women, Trinidad and Tobago is facing the reality that one in three women who have been in intimate partnerships with men, experiences some form of domestic violence.

President of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Roberta Clarke, says as of November, at least 30 women have been killed by their partners, for this year alone. 

She describes such statistics on violence against women in this country as alarming.

Man found dead, partially submerged in Beetham drain

A 46-year-old man was beaten to death and left partially submerged in a drain filled with water, in an area known as Hell Yard in Beetham on Thursday.

However, an autopsy is expected to confirm the actual cause of death.

According to a police report, at about 3.30 pm yesterday, Paul Timothy Adams—who was popularly known as "Speedy"—was found partially submerged face down in a water-filled drain at 13th street.

Police described Adams as a drug addict and believed that the circumstances surrounding his death were drug-related.

Investigations are continuing.

Police concerned about modified pistol found in Central

In an Intelligence-led operation on Thursday in Enterprise, officers recovered a modified 9 mm pistol which they said can cause multiple deaths if used in an open public space.

The discovery has been described as "worrying" and as a result, police officers are asking members of the public who may have information as to the person or persons behind the weapon to contact them immediately, as they fear that there may be more like it out on the streets.

Three men held for attempted kidnapping

Police have detained three men in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Point Fortin.

According to police reports, shortly after 7:30 last evening, the wife of an offshore service contractor was proceeding into her Clifton Hill home when three men accosted her.

The assailants forced the woman back into her vehicle, which they hijacked and attempted to escape in.

Eyewitnesses contacted the Point Fortin police, who responded within minutes, and identified the vehicle leaving the area.

A chase ensued and the vehicle subsequently crashed along Mahaica.

Two wounded following gun play

Two men were shot and wounded on Thursday morning in Morvant.
According to a police report, shortly after midnight on Thursday, residents of the area heard several gunshots.
The police officers, who were called to the scene, found both wounded men bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds about their respective bodies.
The men were taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where they were treated and warded in serious conditions.
Investigations are continuing. 

Feeles: Men and boys must be encouraged too

As the country continues to observe International Men’s Day this week, President of the Single Fathers Association, Rhondall Feeles, is encouraging men to stop neglecting their physical health and mental wellness issues.

The SFATT president says men tend see themselves as invincible, hiding any signs of physical weakness, and keeping their mental troubles and issues locked deep inside, to their own detriment.

Man held for St James food vendor murder

A man has been detained in connection to a shooting incident which claimed the life of food vendor in St James.

According to police reports, around 8 last evening a gunman walked up to the owner of the Grill King burger cart along the Western Main Road in St James and opened fire on him, at point blank range.

The victim has since been identified as Neil Dwarika of Bournes Road, St James.

Police-involved shooting in Santa Cruz

A man has been shot and killed by police.

Details are still coming to hand however cnc3 news understands that police were conducting an exercise in Santa Cruz this morning when they proceeded to a house in La Canoa.

On searching, the officers discovered a man known to them in a bedroom. There was a confrontation and the man was subsequently shot by police.

The victim has been identified by his alias El Chapo.

[This is a BREAKING NEWS story… We will have more on this as information comes to hand.]



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