A 38-year-old man was gunned down while seated in a parked vehicle on Thursday night at Laventille.
The victim has been identified as Sterling Singh, of Belle Eau Road in Belmont.
Police said at about 8.45 pm, Singh was seated in the driver's seat of a car at Gibson Trace off Old St. Joseph Road in Laventille, when a gunman approached him and opened fire.
Singh was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.
Investigations are continuing.
The Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association (T&TMA) says it is horrified at the recent killing of patient at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
In an official statement, the T&TMA expressed concern about the safety of hospital staff and patients at the nation’s health care facilities.
The full text of the Association’s statement, follows…
An accident on the Beetham Highway, today, has left one woman dead and four injured.
The accident happened after 4 o'clock this morning when a woman driving a Nissan X-Trail—which had at least one passenger—tried to overtake a truck along the highway.
She crashed into the truck.
Multiple first responder vehicles had to come to the scene to attend to the injured.
The crash caused traffic to back up as far as Grand Bazaar.
Shanghai Construction has been awarded a billion-dollar contract to build the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s new central block and the two-year project is expected to begin in September.
St James Medical Complex will also become the St James General Hospital following a $5m upgrade.
Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert and Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced both developments at Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing.