Multiple shootings in Maraval …3 MEN DEAD, 5 WOUNDED

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Three men are dead and five other people wounded following a gun attack at Le Platte Village, Maraval, on Thursday night.

The dead persons were identified as Collin Letren, Kayode Crichlow, and Joel Le Platte.

According to report, around 8 pm,  a group of persons were liming on the road in the sleepy village of Le Platte when a Nissan motor vehicle pulled up alongside them. One of the occupants of the car was the seen pointing a firearm in the direction of the group, and there was a brief exchange of words.  According to reports, the occupants in the car were friends of a man called “Circle Boy”.

In the next couple of seconds, several loud explosions were heard following which the vehicle sped off. Eight persons were shot. A report was made to the Maraval Police and within minutes a large number of police officers and Emergency Health Services were on the scene. Two of the injured were identified as  Dominique Le Platte and Dayna  Le Platte.

Letren, 25, and Critchlow, 24, died shortly after the shooting. Joel Le Platte was shot in the head and was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital. But the CT scanner was not working so he  transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope. Joel Le Platte, 35, later died from his injuries.

Dayna Le Platte was shot in the buttocks, while Dominque received injuries to her legs.  No arrests have been made. Autopsies will be performed at the Forensic Sciences Center, Federation Park, on Friday.

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