RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

Investigations are continuing into a shooting incident that took place in Arouca earlier this week, and which left a 19-year-old man fighting for his life at hospital.

According to a police report, at about 8 pm on Tuesday May 4th, the victim was in his yard at Nathaniel Critchlow Boulevard in Arouca, when a gold-coloured Nissan Almera pulled up. A man dressed in dark clothing exited the vehicle and spoke to the teenager. Police said after a brief conversation between the two, the man reportedly opened fire on the teen before leaving the scene.

The teenager was later found by residents slumped on the ground and bleeding from gunshot injuries to the head and body. 

He was taken to the Arima Hospital where he was treated and warded in a critical condition.

Police are yet to determine a motive for the shooting.

They are asking members of the public for help in identifying the shooting suspect, as well as the vehicle he was in.