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Shooting on Lara Promenade

By NALINEE SEELAL Wednesday, March 19 2014

PERSONS liming at the Brian Lara Promenade in Port-of-Spain had to scamper for safety on Monday night when a gunman fired shots at a Morvant man, striking him in the neck and mouth. According to police, at about 10.15 pm, Francis Brown, 32, was sitting on a bench at the promenade opposite Church’s Chicken when he was approached by a gunman who fired twice hitting him in the mouth and neck.

The gunman then ran off as Brown slumped to the ground. Eyewitnesses began running in all directions, while others enjoying meals at Church’s Chicken used their phones to alert police.

Officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later and the area was cordoned off.

Brown was rushed to Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he remains warded in critical condition. Police have since obtained CCTV footage to assist in identifying the gunman. No arrest has been made.

In an unrelated incident, at about 12.30 pm on Monday, Kemal Edwards, 27, of Trou Macaque, Laventille, was walking along the Beetham Highway when on reaching the east-bound lane several shots were fired at him by two men.

He was struck on the upper left thigh and sought assistance from passers-by who took him to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. Shortly after, Jason Seecharan, 45, of Golconda, was driving his car along the east-bound lane of the Beetham Highway when several shots were fired at his car by gunmen.

Seecharan escaped unhurt and reported the shooting to the Besson Street Police Station. A joint team of officers from the police and National Operations Centre (NOC) responded to the two shootings and maintained a presence along the Beetham Highway for several hours on Monday.

Newsday understands that officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) did respond to the shooting, but the gunmen had long fled the scene. Yesterday Snr Supt Carlton Alleyne head of the IATF said that new measures will be discussed to deal with crime along the Beetham Highway.

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