Monday, January 22, 2018

Infant girl dies during shooting involving soldier

An infant girl died in Sangre Grande last night after she fell from the arms of her uncle during a dispute in which her father, a soldier, pulled his gun and fired a shot.

Initial reports are that the soldier, in uniform, went to the home of his child's mother who lives near the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation office.

While there, he was involved in an argument with the woman. Her brother, who was holding the two-year-old child, stepped in.

It was then that the soldier shot the uncle, and the child fell, striking her head on the ground.

Both were taken to hospital where the child died.

The soldier was arrested in Valencia as he attempted to leave the area.