Trinidad — A 17-year-old student is now dead after he was shot while visiting his girlfriend in Lodge Road, Couva last night.
According to reports, Kevon Paul, of Rose Hill was fatally shot at around 8 pm while standing in the roadway near his girlfriend's Lodge Road, Claxton Bay home.
While attempting to make a call in the street, a silver Nissan Tiida pulled up alongside Paul and a gunman exited the driver's side of the car, shooting him several times.
Paul collapsed, as the car sped off. Residents reported hearing the gunshots and notified the police. Officers of the Central Division responded led by ASP Richard Smith. A District Medical Officer arrived at the scene and pronounced Paul, dead on the spot.
According to officers, six hours after Paul's death, another shooting incident, believed to be a reprisal was reported in the Lodge Road area, however in that report, no deaths were reported
Relatives of the deceased are now mourning.
Our news team has learnt that Paul dropped out of secondary school recently and was known to the police for various offences.
Relatives declined to commenting on the incident.
Paul’s mother was beyond consolation and had to be physically assisted by relatives and staff as she left the centre after identifying her son’s body.
In another incident, residents of Brian Street, Enterprise in Chaguanas were left shaken after a man fired several shots at a house in the area. No injuries were reported.