Gunman shoots at playing children
aTHIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Qadir Rajcoomar is warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital after he was shot in the back yesterday afternoon. Relatives said the gunman opened fire on six children who were just about to bathe in their makeshift pool- half a water tank at Blenman Lane, Gonzales around 3.30 p.m.
A witness said the gunman, known to the children, looked at them and began shooting without warning. After being shot in the lower back, Rajcoomar told the other children to run.
In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday Rajcoomar's mother Karen De Castro, said doctors at the hospital said that the bullet was lodged in Rajcoomar's spine. She added that her son, who will enter form one of the Mucurapo East Secondary School when the new school term opens, is complaining about excruciating pain in his right leg.
Officers of the Belmont Police Station are continuing investigations. —JLV