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Pedestrian killed in Chaguanas RTA

A pedestrian was killed following a car accident involving a drunk driver in Chaguanas on Friday night.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 11.30 pm along the Chaguanas Main Road near Williams Plaza.

The driver of a vehicle lost control and collided with a vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction.

The other vehicle then collided with the pedestrian, who was walking on the pavement.

The victim, who later identified as 54-year-old Gangadai Nankishore, was pronounced dead on the scene by a District Medical Officer (DMO).

While police officers were taking reports from the drivers, they smelt alcohol on the breath of the one who lost control of his vehicle.

A breathalyser test was administered and the 25-year-old from Cunupia was slightly over the legal limit.

The driver was charged with drunk driving and may still be charged with causing Nankishore’s death by dangerous driving once police complete their investigation.

Man shot during Arima lime in hospital

A 38-year-old man from D’Abadie remains warded in hospital after being shot during a lime in Arima on Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, around 3.16 pm, police received reports of a shooting at Darwill Gardens in Arima.

When a team of officers responded they intercepted a vehicle that was transporting a man with gunshot wounds to the hospital.

The victim, who was later identified as Earl Edwards, of Santa Monica Gardens, D’Abadie, was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope, where he remained warded in a stable condition up to late yesterday.

Edwards told police that he was liming with friends when he was approached by a gunman, who shot him several times before running away.

Although crime scene investigators found nine spent shells on the scene, Edwards was shot twice in his groin and three times on his leg.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a shooting along the North Coast Road on Saturday.

According to reports, around 5.15 pm, a Hyundai H100 with three occupants was driving near Las Cuevas when a man that emerged from a patch of bushes shot at them.

The vehicle was hit several times, but none of the occupants were injured.

Investigations are continuing.

Police stop three social gatherings in west Trinidad

Police were forced to break up three illegal social gatherings in west Trinidad between Saturday night and yesterday morning.

According to a release from the T&T Police Service (TTPS), after 10 pm, officers first responded to a crowd at a bar at Rodney Street, Point Cumana.

Police attempted to disperse the crowd, which included several persons who were not wearing face masks and had to arrest three persons for disorderly conduct and using obscene language. The release said that police would consider charging the bar owner for breaching ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Ordinance Regulations dealing with the closing hours for bars.

Officers then responded to two gatherings in Waterhole, Cocorite, and Hudson Street in St James, which had approximately 60 and 40 persons respectively.

The release claimed that the crowd at Cocorite were not receptive and the sound system was seized by police. The St James gathering was quickly dispersed.