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Man gunned down in Valencia

Published: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018

RALPH Banwarie

A man who was shot about his body in the Valencia market succumbed to his injuries at hospital on Friday night while undergoing emergency surgery.

Shawn Paul, 34, an unemployed man of Alexander Street, Valencia, was shot about his chest, leg, and arm.

Police reported that around 10:20 pm on Friday, Paul was standing on the compound of the market when he was confronted by a man who whipped out a gun from his waist and began to open fire on him.

Paul fell to the ground bleeding and crying for assistance.

Police officers who were on road block exercise about 100 yards from the police station heard the loud explosions and saw people running towards the Valencia market.

ASP Mario Robain, Cpls William, Cortez, PCs Seou, Taylor, and WPC Bishop of Valencia Police Post followed the crowd to the market, where they saw a man dressed in denim pants and black and white T-shirt lying on his back on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, still alive and begging for help.

Police placed the man in their vehicle and rushed him to hospital.

An autopsy is expected to be performed tomorrow at the Forensic Science Centre, St James.

Officers attached to the Homicide Bureau, Region 11 are continuing investigation.

Souse vendor shot in leg

n another incident, a souse vendor was shot in his leg by a man.

Police reported that around 2 am yesterday while conducting an anti-crime exercise in the vicinity of the pillars in Valencia, they were again forced to abandon their exercise and rush to the scene of the shooting

On arrival, they saw the victim, whose name was only given as Patronge, with a gunshot wound to his leg.

He was rushed to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he was treated and warded in stable condition.

Sgt Edwards of the Valencia Police Post is continuing investigations.

Man battling for life after being ambushed in Ste Madeleine

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Hours after Southern Division police completed an anti-crime operation in Ste Madeleine where there were reports of shootings in the past week, a 27-year-old resident was left battling for his life after being shot several times on the roadside.Police said Derrick Stoute of St Clements Village was standing near Brass Bar around 3 pm when a gunman walked up to him and shot him several times. Passersby and limers at the bar scampered for safety. By the time they peeped out, Stoute was bleeding profusely from wounds to his chest, neck, and pelvis. He was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was undergoing emergency surgery up to late yesterday. Investigators were told that his lungs had been punctured by the bullets and his condition was critical. Police searched the area for the gunman but no one was held. Eight bullet casings were recovered from the scene.

Police said Stoute was known to them, adding that he was shot in Mon Repos back in 2016. They added that he was the brother of Dwayne Stoute, who was sentenced to 24 months for receiving stolen jewelry and possession of a firearm and ammunition when he appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Alicia Chankar in April. Stoute (Dwayne) was arrested in Cocoyea Village, San Fernando, with a loaded pistol. Officers also found tickets for a pawn store in Port-of-Spain where they recovered the gold and diamond rings valued at $24,500, that were stolen from RT Jewellers at High Street, San Fernando, on March 13.

Suspect in robbery at Mon Reopos Chinese supermarket among 6 held

Between Friday night and yesterday morning, an operation by ASP Peter Ramdeen, Insp Don Gajadhar, Cpl Barry Bachus, and others resulted in the arrest of six people, including an illegal immigrant, a suspect in the recent robbery of the Chinese supermarket in the Mon Repos district, and four others for possession of marijuana.

The operation was conducted following reports of shootings in the Ste Madeleine community.

One killed, two injured in confrontation with cops

One person was killed while two others were injured during a confrontation with police yesterday.

Around 4 am, three men were said to be proceeding along Tumpuna Road, Arima, when officers on patrol attempted to stop and search the vehicle they were in.

It was reported that the men shot at the officers and they returned fire.

The suspects' vehicle later ran off the road and upon checking, the officers discovered the injured men.

They were taken to hospital for treatment and one man later succumbed to his injuries.

Although the deceased's identity is known to police, officers were reluctant to reveal the information as the man's relatives had not yet been informed.

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