Street-dweller, 47, shot in mouth
A 47-YEAR-OLD street-dweller was warded in a serious condition at hospital last night after he was shot in the mouth early yesterday morning.
He has since been identified as Dexter Peters.
Police said at around 5 a.m., Peters was found lying along the roadway at the corner of Charlotte and Duke Streets, Port of Spain, bleeding from the mouth.
A short while before, pedestrians reported hearing the sound of gunfire coming from the direction of Nelson Street.
Officers said this led them to believe that this was where Peters was shot before he ran a short distance and collapsed.
Passers-by who saw Peters lying along the roadway contacted officers of Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID), who went to the scene and later took the injured man to hospital.
Investigations are continuing.