TRINIDAD – Soldier kills girl, 2, during argument

PORT OF SPAIN – A soldier was detained at the Sangre Grande Police Station last night, after he allegedly shot two people, including a two-year-old girl who subsequently died at hospital.

The girl’s uncle was also wounded during the shooting, which occurred at Paul Street, Sangre Grande.

Details were sketchy, but preliminary reports reveal the soldier went to visit his daughter at Paul Street but was prevented from doing so by the child’s uncle.

The angry soldier, who was in full uniform, was going into the house when the argument started. During the heated exchange, the soldier reportedly pulled out his gun and shot at the uncle, injuring him. However, one of the bullets reportedly hit the toddler, who was in the arms of another relative who ran for cover when the shooting started. The child and her uncle were taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital, where she died during emergency surgery.

The soldier then jumped into his vehicle and fled the scene while relatives of the child called the police.

An all-points bulletin was sent out and a road block was set up by Valencia police. Officers later apprehended the soldier and he was handed over to CID officers at Sangre Grande station, where he was interrogated by officers.

Police reported that the soldier had a domestic matter at the Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court.

Source: (T&T Guardian)

9 Responses to TRINIDAD – Soldier kills girl, 2, during argument

  1. Grantley Ifill
    Grantley Ifill December 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Wow so sad… but the the head line writer needs better writing skills.

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley December 14, 2017 at 1:59 am

      Clearly journalist is an ex Nation reporter !!!

    • Grantley Ifill
      Grantley Ifill December 14, 2017 at 3:49 am

      Lol fa real then

    • Epaphras D. Williams
      Epaphras D. Williams December 14, 2017 at 5:44 am

      Mistakes may result from trying to beat deadlines. A reporter isn’t the last person in the newsroom to handle a job. Nobody wants to be associated with error which reaches public glare. They could correct it in a comment but life happens

  2. Sonia Taitt
    Sonia Taitt December 14, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Sometimes u have 2 walk away N played dumb

  3. Kaidy Grazette
    Kaidy Grazette December 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Sad event i hope that the ones injured pull through and are ok … in addition to that who ever was in charge of this headline needs to sit and face the a wall

  4. Dwayne Babb
    Dwayne Babb December 14, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Tricia Goodridge

  5. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis December 14, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Kammie Holder.

  6. fedup December 14, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Grantley Ifill, you need writing skills too. What is ‘the the’? Also ‘head line’. Thought it was ‘headline’. Some people need to focus.

    RIP little girl.


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