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Man warded at San Fernando Hospital after being shot by neighbour, 60

Published: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

A 29-year-old man is warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Fernando General Hospital after being shot by an elderly neighbour on Saturday morning.

South Western Division police said around 3.40 am, Andrew James was walking along Silver Stream Road, Aripero, near his home. While he was passing in front of the neighbour’s home, the 60-year-old suspect allegedly ran out with the gun and shot him in the abdomen.

Officers from the South Oropouche Police Station responded and James was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he underwent emergency treatment.

Investigators said up to late yesterday James was in a stable condition and is expected to give a further statement soon.

The suspect was arrested shortly after and up to yesterday remained in custody as police attempted to learn what led to the shooting.

In another incident in the South Western Division, police destroyed over $150,000 worth of marijuana trees during an eradication exercise on Saturday. Acting on information, a team from the South Western Division Task Force went to a forested area approximately 100 feet off Beach Road, Palo Seco, where they discovered 50 fully grown marijuana trees. The officers uprooted and destroyed the trees. Up to yesterday, no one was arrested in connection with the find.

 

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