|2 men wounded in 2 shootings |
LAUREL V WILLIAMS Sunday, August 13 2017
Gunmen shot and wounded a salesman on Friday night at Pleasantville where they robbed him of $200 cash as he was selling Coelho breads.
The victim Naylan Farrell, 43, of Quarry Street, East Dry River, Port of Spain, was up to last evening warded at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH).
Police said at about 7.30 pm, Farrell was conducting sales at Pleasantville Circular near the Village Plaza where two gunmen announced a hold-up. The gunmen robbed him of $200 and fired two shots at him, one of which struck his right knees. The gunmen then ran off and Farrell was taken to hospital.
In a separate incident, La Romaine resident Jahdi Williams, 27, was shot and wounded early yesterday when he attempted to intervene in an altercation with patrons at a bar. Up to last evening Williams, of Claude Street, remained warded at SFGH in a serious condition, police said.
Police state that shortly after midnight on Friday, Williams and a friend Rydel Ramoutar, 29, were liming at Turning Peak Restaurant and Bar of La Plaisance Road, La Romaine. An argument broke out between Ramoutar and three patrons, one of whom struck him with a glass bottle.
Police said Williams attempted to intervene but another patron pulled out a gun and shot him in his back. The armed patron and his accomplices fled and Williams was taken to the hospital.
An arrest is yet to be made in either of the shootings which Southern Division police are investigating.