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One man was shot dead and another injured in a shooting in Carenage on Wednesday morning.

According to reports, around 2.15 am, David Coltes, of Western Main Road, Carenage, was liming with relatives and friends at an apartment building at Smith Hill, Carenage, when they were approached by a gunman.

The gunman shot at the group and wounded Coltes and his friend Jadel Slater, 18. of Majuba Cross Road, Petit Valley. The attacker then ran into an awaiting vehicle and drove away.

Both men were taken to the St James Medical Complex where Coltes was pronounced dead on arrival. Slater, who was shot once in his leg, was stabilized and transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, where he remains warded.

Although Homicide detectives said that Coltes was not known to police, they believe he was the target as he had several relatives who are suspected of criminal and gang activity.
Investigations are continuing.

David Coltes

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