Driving instructor shot in head

By Susan Mohammed

A CHAGUANAS driving instructor was shot in the head yesterday, after months of death threats.

Dale Samaroo, 42, owner of Samuel and Sons Driving School, was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot once to the back of the head by a lone gunman.

The shooting occurred at Ramsaran Street, within sight of the Chaguanas Police Station, Chaguanas Magistrates' Court and Immigration Division office.

Police were told that around 10.45 a.m., Samaroo, of Endeavour Road, was sitting in the front passenger seat, assisting a 25-year-old female, who was at the wheel, learning for her driving test. It was then that a man of African descent, wearing a green shirt and brown pants, walked up to the vehicle, shot Samaroo and ran off.

Police officers found Samaroo slumped in the passenger seat, bleeding from the wound.

He was taken to Chaguanas Health Centre and later transferred to Port of Spain General Hospital where he was listed in a critical condition.

Police said the shooter was not wearing a mask.

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